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Toni Preckwinkle’s First Year Speech – City Club of Chicago – December 6, 2011

By at December 7, 2011 | 10:48 am | 3 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle’s First Year Speech – City Club of Chicago – December 6, 2011

"One year ago today, I was sworn in as the 34th Cook County Board President. This was after more than two years spent traveling throughout the County, learning firsthand about the issues facing us, speaking with thousands of residents and hearing their concerns. Two years of long hours and hard work.  And that’s before I even walked in the door! Our County needed more...

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Preckwinkle’s First Year in Office

By at December 7, 2011 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle’s First Year in Office

    An excerpt and video from an interview that appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight", December 6th, 2011: Today marks Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's first anniversary on the job. Has she fulfilled her campaign promises?  She joins us to talk about this and more on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Preckwinkle Releases First Year Report

By at December 7, 2011 | 9:03 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Releases First Year Report

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the one-year report marking her first year in office.  The report details the President’s accomplishments since first taking office in every major area of County Government, specifically highlighting the President’s four goals of fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and more...

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Cook County: Our First Year

By at December 6, 2011 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County: Our First Year

What we have done so far Toni has taken responsibility for giving County government a new direction. She said it would not be easy. The County faces daunting challenges. The County is taking some big steps in the right direction. In less than a year in office, the County closed two budget gaps, saving taxpayers $800 million. The progress rests on a framework of more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

By at November 18, 2011 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez and Cunningham Partner With County Board on Key Public Safety Funding

In a broad show of support heading into the vote on the 2012 budget today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Public Defender A.C. Cunningham, First Assistant State’s Attorney Shauna Boliker and a bipartisan coalition of County Commissioners gathered to highlight the restoration of funding to the Office of the Public Defender and the State’s Attorney’s more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

By at November 17, 2011 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioners, and Health Care Leaders Stand in Support of Public Health Initiatives

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced two public health initiatives today targeting gaps in care for low-income individuals living in Cook County. A bi-partisan group of County Commissioners, Dr. Raju, CEO of the Cook County Hospitals System, and representatives from Access to Care and the Chicago Dental Society, stood with President Preckwinkle at more...

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Preckwinkle Stands with County Commissioners to Launch Bold County-wide Reforms

By at November 15, 2011 | 1:28 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Stands with County Commissioners to Launch Bold County-wide Reforms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the launch of several County-wide, strategic reform initiatives in an effort to continue to transform County government and tackle the structural deficit in the years to come. On the heels of the approval of modest revenue enhancements by the County Board, Preckwinkle was joined by a bi-partisan group of more...

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Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

By at November 9, 2011 | 10:55 am | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and leaders in the medical community today at Stroger Hospital to urge the Cook County Board of Commissioners to approve a proposed alcohol tax and an expansion of the tobacco tax in the FY 2012 Budget. Citing study after study, Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

By at November 8, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 6 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) today announced a joint plan to eliminate proposed parking fees for jurors and law enforcement officials at Cook County courthouses. Under the introduced budget, all individuals utilizing County courthouse parking lots would be required to pay a $4.75 daily charge. The new proposal more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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