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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

By at March 28, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

From WBEZ, 91.5 fm: “I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No. I haven’t been surprised. But it is a little discouraging.” Preckwinkle spoke more...

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Cook County 100-day report card

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:57 am | 5 Comments

Cook County 100-day report card

  On December 6, 2010 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn into office.  A day later, she released her transition report, with 37 initiatives for transforming Cook County. Of these 37, we committed to making significant progress on 29 of them in our first 100 days. The report included ideas from residents and was guided by 80 civic more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 10:26 am | 5 Comments

Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

The snow might be long gone, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking to link local municipalities and other eligible applicants with federal disaster funding for costs associated with the Feb. 1 snowstorm. Preckwinkle said she has given her full support to helping more...

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Toni Preckwinkle talks 2011 budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

By at March 1, 2011 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle talks 2011 budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $3 billion budget passes in the wee hours of Saturday morning after a marathon session. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with President more...

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President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:38 am | 2 Comments

President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioners pass 2011 Cook County budget

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioners pass 2011 Cook County budget

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

By at February 18, 2011 | 3:26 pm | 1 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall commend President Barack Obama on the creation of his new program, appropriately titled “America’s Great Outdoors.”  The program focuses, in large part, on encouraging citizens to enjoy their vast open spaces, like the 68,000-plus acres that Cook more...

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