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President Preckwinkle Announces Sweeping Bond Study

By at January 12, 2012 | 3:46 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Sweeping Bond Study

As part of her administration’s continued effort to promote effective government and enhance public safety, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is announcing an in-depth review of how bonds are set, in order to provide equitable access to justice for all county residents. To further this goal, the president has asked the Cook County Judicial Advisory Council more...

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Cook County in Step With Inspector General’s Report on Project Shield

By at January 9, 2012 | 10:04 am | 3 Comments

Cook County in Step With Inspector General’s Report on Project Shield

After a thorough review of the program known as Project Shield, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, in its recently completed report, concurs with the findings of an internal audit conducted by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) last summer, and supports the direction in which more...

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Preckwinkle Supports Governor Quinn’s Panel to Address State Pensions

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:02 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Supports Governor Quinn’s Panel to Address State Pensions

Yesterday, Governor Pat Quinn announced that he will convene a panel tasked with addressing the well-documented pension problems currently facing the State of Illinois and governments at all levels.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I strongly support Governor Quinn’s decision to take this important step toward solving more...

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Reprieve For Homeowners Delinquent On Property Taxes

By at December 19, 2011 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

Reprieve For Homeowners Delinquent On Property Taxes

Legislation promoted by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will provide a window of relief to local homeowners delinquent on property taxes.  Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1335 into law late Friday evening, after the president urged his office to do so without delay. SB 1335 allows the Cook County Treasurer to delay the yearly tax sale for homeowners more...

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NewsViews: Toni Preckwinkle

By at December 8, 2011 | 9:52 am | 0 Comment

NewsViews: Toni Preckwinkle

An excerpt and video from an interview on ABC-7.com's "NewsViews": Toni Preckwinkle has been Cook County Board president for a year and has a number of achievements.  Perhaps the most important was overcoming a $315 million deficit to balance the county's budget, and persuading the board to overwhelmingly pass it 16-to-1 vote. Click here for the rest of the more...

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Preckwinkle Addresses New Dropout Study

By at December 8, 2011 | 9:40 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Addresses New Dropout Study

An excerpt and video from NBC-5.com's "Ward Room": Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a former teacher, likes to say that she's still an educator, but one with a temp job. Preckwinkle on Wednesday donned both caps when she commented on a new report on high school dropouts as part of a policy forum at The Union League Club of Chicago, at 65 West Jackson more...

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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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