Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has announced the county will spend $500,000 on piloting restorative justice programs. [ more › ]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's sales tax hike is playing better on Wall Street than back home.
July 16--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle persuaded just enough commissioners to approve a 1-percentage-point sales tax increase Wednesday -- the culmination of a major political about-face, but a move she said was needed...Show More Summary
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday explained to commissioners why she wants to them vote to raise the sales tax by 1 percentage point.
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As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle scrambles to collect the votes she needs to pass her penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase, she's holding out the possibility she'll scale back the tax hike down the road if the state approves her proposed overhaul of the county government worker...
Back in 2010, when Toni Preckwinkle was running against incumbent Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, she successfully used Stroger’s one-cent sales tax hike as a campaign issue, going as far as to make an ad with a Benjamin Franklin impersonator. “I used to teach my history students about Ben Franklin,” said Preckwinkle, a former […]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday for a vote on her proposed 1-percentage-point sales tax increase.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she will move quickly to try to try to pass the penny on the dollar sales tax increase she is to introduce Wednesday morning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, facing an uphill fight to win votes for her proposed sales tax increase, said Tuesday she is open to rolling back the hike as soon as this fall if state lawmakers approve the public pension overhaul she is seeking in Springfield.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is within striking distance of securing the votes needed to raise the county sales tax by a penny on the dollar, but she'll have to be persuasive to get there, a Tribune survey of county commissioners indicates.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday defended her proposal to increase the sales tax by a penny on the dollar, saying the move is necessary to prevent even greater financial difficulties in coming years.
Is there anything that democrats can't cure by raising taxes? When it was a bad thing, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle referred to it as the “Stroger sales tax.”Now, Preckwinkle is considering bringing back a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase that helped her defeat her predecessor, Todd Stroger. Show More Summary
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing for a 1 percent sales tax increase for the county. [ more › ]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to muster enough support to raise the sales tax by a penny on the dollar - an about-face on the key issue that propelled her into office.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has a big "ask" of the Illinois General Assembly: Pass a pension reform bill.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to revive a plan to overhaul government worker pensions, with supporters arguing the proposal is vastly different from changes to state retirement benefits recently struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Toni Preckwinkle hesitates to call her public service career a ministry. The former high school history teacher, five-term Chicago alderman and Cook County Board president refers to it as a calling.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will try once again to make a punishment stick against Assessor Joe Berrios for hiring two relatives after a judge last week tossed out $10,000 in fines the Board of Ethics had tried to impose for violating nepotism rules shortly after taking office.
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reached into the rule book Wednesday to avoid a symbolic vote on a potential property tax increase that a key ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner had pushed.