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…
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.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle still isn't saying whether she'll run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.
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.
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.
RIVERDALE | For Mary Davis of the 14500 block of Lowe Avenue, National Rebuilding Day on Saturday was a plus.
Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.
Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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