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Some of us spent the primary election season consumed by the electoral machinations of Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle?and the almost potentially exciting race for court clerk. But it turns out that many of the smart and connected people in town had their money on a guy running for the board of the water reclamation district.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Preckwinkle Slams Emanuel's Crime-Fighting Strategy

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (last year)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel's and Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy's handling of the city's increasing violence, saying, his strategy is to "just arrest everybody" and the violence ... Read Post

Replacing Rahm: Primary/Election Dates Snag

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (5 years ago)

It seems there's a bit of a trouble with the scheduled dates of the special elections called to fill Rahm Emanuel's vacated seat in U.S. Congress. Cook County Clerk David Orr's office is required to allow 45 days between primary and... Read Post

Is Toni Preckwinkle building a political machine?

United States / Chicago : Clout City (2 years ago)

Toni Preckwinkle has pushed a flurry of no-nonsense reforms since being elected Cook County Board president in 2010. But her attempts to extend her influence this election season have left a longtime ally wondering if Preckwinkle's ... Read Post


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