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Cook County Is Spending $500K On New Restorative Justice Programs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has announced the county will spend $500,000 on piloting restorative justice programs. [ more › ]

Preckwinkle sales tax hike plays well on Wall Street

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's sales tax hike is playing better on Wall Street than back home.

IL: Cook County Board Votes to Raise Sales Tax

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

Preckwinkle defends sales tax increase ahead of vote

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.

Preckwinkle: Pension plan may lower Cook County sales tax. But is plan legal?

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...

Checkerboard City: A Taxing Woman

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 […]

Preckwinkle sets Wednesday meeting on sales tax hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday for a vote on her proposed 1-percentage-point sales tax increase.

Preckwinkle to move fast on sales tax hike

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.

Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes

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.

Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax

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.

Preckwinkle defends proposed sales tax increase

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.

Prickwrinkle to Raise Taxes

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

Extra Extra: Preckwinkle Calls For County Sales Tax Hike

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing for a 1 percent sales tax increase for the county. [ more › ]

Preckwinkle pushing 1 percent county sales tax increase

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's turn on pension reform

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has a big "ask" of the Illinois General Assembly: Pass a pension reform bill.

Preckwinkle tries again on Cook County pension changes

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.

Preckwinkle to address Unitarian seminary graduates

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.

Preckwinkle tries to make Berrios nepotism fine stick

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.

Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

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.

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