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Weed Good, Soda Bad

Nice to know Prickwrinkle has her priorities straight : State lawmakers heard an earful from both sides at a Monday hearing on legalizing recreational use of marijuana.Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told lawmakers she supports...Show More Summary

This Guy Again?

Is the Machine is setting up the "opposition" candidates for Prickwrinkle? Bob Fioretti announced Monday he’s challenging Toni Preckwinkle in the Democratic primary for Cook County Board President.Fioretti kicked off his candidacy at the Sun Aero Building at the Lansing Municipal Airport. Show More Summary

Former Chicago alderman to challenge Cook County president

A former Chicago alderman says he'll challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in 2018 after she championed a highly-unpopular sweetened beverage tax. Bob Fioretti announced his candidacy as a … Click to Continue »

Public anger leads to repeal of soda pop tax in Chicago area

On a veto-proof 15-2 vote, the Cook County Board responded to angry constituents Wednesday by repealing Chicago’s hated soda pop tax. Board President Toni Preckwinkle did not say if she’d veto the repeal, which would then require a perfunctory override vote. No matter. The penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks imposed in the... Continue Reading

Starve the Beast

So Prickwrinkle admits what everyone knew all along : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday refused to forecast the outcome of a vote next week that would roll back the a controversial “soda tax,” or whether she would...Show More Summary

This Explains a Lot

This passes for "intelligent thinking" in County government : Long before she was Queen Sugar, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was an opponent of small business owner/operators responsible for 2/3rds of the jobs in this country.In a forum Dan Proft moderated in 2013, former Utah State Sen. Show More Summary

Preckwinkle says she was surprised at pushback to soda tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she didn't anticipate the pushback that came to the county's penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages. Preckwinkle spoke Wednesday morning to a Chicago civic … Click to Continue »

What About the Health Spending?

800,000 people on Link were depending on the free doctor visits! After claiming more than 1,000 jobs would be lost, if the sweetened beverage tax was not implemented, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle negotiated a generous new deal with one of the county’s unions. Show More Summary

Toni Booed at Billiken

We heard from numerous people about this. We held off for a day, wondering if the lame-stream media might report it. They didn't - just this off-the-wall blog : DAMN! Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle was booed at this years Bud Billiken Parade. Show More Summary

Cook County ends bid to get $17 million from retailers

Cook County has ended its effort to grab $17 million from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association for its efforts to derail the controversial sweetened beverage tax. Board President Toni Preckwinkle's … Click to Continue »

Fed Up Yet Taxpayers?

Toni asked for what now? Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers.Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Show More Summary


This is a blatant attempt to intimidate parties not to use the Courts to seek redress : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is suing the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, claiming the one-month delay in implementing the...Show More Summary

The Latest: Cook County's soda tax to begin next week

The Latest on the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Cook County's proposed soda tax (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says the proposed tax on … Click to Continue »

Boo Hoo

Cry us a river there Prickwrinkle : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's administration is warning of 10 percent budget reductions if a judge doesn't allow a countywide sweetened beverage tax to take effect by August.In a letter...Show More Summary

Prickwrinkle Sounds Off

Once again, showing a concerted effort to direct the spotlight anywhere but at her office : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday stopped short of throwing the shortcomings of the Chicago Police Department at the feet of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said she wished he had done more, and done it sooner.[...]Show More Summary

What Happened to Downtown Brown?

Seems like his past sins caught up with him: A top Cook County official was fired last month because of his work as a Chicago police commander, WBEZ has learned.County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Nov. 18 that Ernest Brown was no longer the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Show More Summary

More Taxes

Prickwrinkle has to be glad for Hillary's election debacle because it provided cover for this : Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle personally ensured her controversial new penny-an-ounce pop tax passed Thursday by breakingShow More Summary

County Leaders Want To Keep More Nonviolent Defendants Out Of Jail While They Await Trial

Toni Preckwinkle and four commissioners cited a recent lawsuit that alleges economic discrimination in the county's bond system. [ more › ]

Of Course She Does

Prickwrinkle again: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and a bipartisan, biracial coalition of commissioners on Monday pushed for jailing fewer people charged with nonviolent crimes while they await trial.Preckwinkle and her...Show More Summary

Everywhere a Tax Tax

Prickwrinkle getting in on the act: Calling it a “difficult but necessary choice,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday proposed a “moderate” tax on sweetened soft drinks as part of her $4.4 billion 2017 county operating...Show More Summary

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