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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality at the State and Federal Levels

By at March 27, 2013 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality at the State and Federal Levels

"As the U.S. Supreme Court enters its second day of hearing landmark court cases on marriage equality, we should be mindful of the fight that continues here in Illinois.  I hope the momentum building throughout the country will carry over to the Illinois House of Representatives where Senate Bill 10 awaits a vote. This is a watershed moment for Illinois. For too long, more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 8, 2013 | 2:10 pm | 3 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

“This commonsense legislation will allow individuals who are already driving to work, school and worship services to continue to do so in Cook County without fear of unnecessary and costly incarceration. Requiring all drivers, regardless of their immigration status, to be trained, tested, licensed and insured will make our roads safer and ease the burden on Cook County more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

By at June 15, 2012 | 3:05 pm | 10 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization: We have reached a decisive moment in Chicago and Cook County. Every day, resources are diverted on arrests for low-level marijuana possession, crowding our jail and disproportionately affecting poor and minority families. A year ago I called for the decriminalization of small amounts of more...

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