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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County seeks input on transportation plan

Earlier this year, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a forward-thinking, comprehensive and long-range transportation planning effort known as “Connecting Cook County.” The plan aims to develop a broader vision and coherent strategy for transportation investments by tying them t…

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Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses the audience during a news conference Thursday announcing a new program in partnership with Comcast called Internet Essentials that will help thousands of low-income families in Thornton Township gain Internet access, many for the first time.

July 17, 2014 2:45 pm

Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Preckwinkle still won't rule out Chicago mayor bid

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle still isn't saying whether she'll run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.

June 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Cook County thinks improving transportation boosts south suburban economy

EAST HAZEL CREST, Ill. | When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke before a gathering of south suburban municipal officials Thursday about improvements to the south suburban economy, she made sure to have Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan with her.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses a crowd of about 100 Saturday at a Riverdale home rehabbed as part of the Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago project.

April 26, 2014 4:20 pm
Preckwinkle checks up on county employees who helped to fix up two Riverdale homes

Preckwinkle checks up on county employees who helped to fix up two Riverdale homes

RIVERDALE | For Mary Davis of the 14500 block of Lowe Avenue, National Rebuilding Day on Saturday was a plus.

April 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Preckwinkle, Dart dedicate monument at Homewood cemetery

HOMEWOOD | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart on Wednesday dedicated a monument at the Homewood cemetery the county uses for the burial of indigents and the remains of unclaimed or unidentified individuals.

December 11, 2013 6:15 pm
Cook County president touts more aggressive marketing of south suburbs

Cook County president touts more aggressive marketing of south suburbs

LANSING | Cook County has to be more aggressive in marketing itself to businesses to stem the flow of jobs from Illinois, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and others said Monday afternoon  in the historical Ford Hangar at Lansing Municipal Airport.

August 26, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Cook County approves stricter firearms storage rules

CHICAGO | Ignoring a potential legal challenge, the Cook County Board on Wednesday approved an ordinance requiring people with children to store their firearms more securely.

July 17, 2013 6:45 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County's economic development challenges, opportunities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County's economic development challenges, opportunities

Last month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisers released the “Partnering for Prosperity” report, which lays out a clear economic growth action agenda for Cook County.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Preckwinkle endorses Hutchinson in 2nd District

CHICAGO | The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. heated up Monday when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed state Sen. Toi Hutchinson over former state Rep. Robin Kelly, her onetime aide.

January 28, 2013 1:25 pm
Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

CHICAGO | As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm — an effort that has national gun-rights advocates already considering a legal challenge.

October 18, 2012 10:02 pm Photos

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Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

October 18, 2012 11:54 am
Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

On Wednesday, boxes of ammunition line the shelves of a gun shop in Tinley Park. On Thursday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle proposed a tax of 5 cents a bullet and $1 for a box of 20.

October 18, 2012 11:51 am

County to resurface access road to industrial parks in Harvey

HARVEY | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday the county will proceed with the resurfacing of Center Street in Harvey from 159th to 171st street, despite a lack of federal funding.

September 12, 2012 12:59 pm
Preckwinkle taps Fla. doctor for medical examiner's spot

Preckwinkle taps Fla. doctor for medical examiner's spot

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday made public her choice for a new medical examiner, saying she wants to hire a former deputy medical examiner from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who most recently was an official with the University of Miami’s tissue bank.

July 10, 2012 3:30 pm

Cook County to broadcast board meetings live on Internet

CHICAGO | Beginning Tuesday, people wishing to see the Cook County Board in action no longer will have to make the trek to the county building downtown.

April 16, 2012 11:45 pm
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