Rahm says, "Quick! Find some black guys to split the vote!" In the wake of Cook County Board Chairman Toni Preckwinkle’s hasty exit as a possible mayoral contender, Sneed is told there is a move to fill the void with two male contenders in the black community: State Sen. Show More Summary
Tuesday, Toni Preckwinkle, one of the two women who -- according to the latest poll -- would beat Rahm Emanuel in a race for mayor of Chicago, announced she wasn't running. Monday, the other one, Emanuel's enemy Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union, announced she was considering running. Show More Summary
Speculation is running rampant that Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis will challenge her nemesis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and take his job. It has only accelerated now that Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle has removed herself from consideration. Lewis reportedly created an unofficial exploratory committee. A spur to all this is an automated poll […]
She won't run against the Machine that created her: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared Tuesday that she won’t run for mayor, leaving union and community groups angry over Chicago’s violent crime, school closings and...Show More Summary
Local media can now stop beating the drums for a Rahm Emanuel-Toni Preckwinkle race for mayor. [ more › ]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she will not run for mayor of Chicago.
Chicago Forward is a Super PAC formed by Emanuel allies in the event Toni Preckwinkle, Karen Lewis or anyone else decides to run against the mayor next year. [ more › ]
Still won't rule out campaign against Rahm Emanuel Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle squinted into the bright lights of the TV cameras lined up in front of her Thursday, searching for each reporter who volleyed her variations of the same question: Will you run for mayor?
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will talk to the City Club of Chicago today about the county's budget, but she's sure to get asked about her political plans as she continues to leave the door open for a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Here is a rundown of classic villains who voters might like better than Rahm Emanuel. #ScarForMayor2015. Remember: these characters are just as likely to run for mayor as Toni Preckwinkle is. [ more › ]
Cook County government employees plan to picket during lunchtime today, calling for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to settle on a contract with their union.
When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is in Springfield today lobbying for changes to the county pension plan that she says will halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency in two decades.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today took a barely veiled poke at Mayor Rahm Emanuel today, suggesting that her security detail pays its speed-camera tickets while his does not.
An Emanuel campaign aide has been pitching negative stories about Toni Preckwinkle, an indicator the mayor believes she’ll run for mayor next year. [ more › ]
Email is latest tension between mayor, potential challenger Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge.
Now Preckwinkle gets in on the act: Hoping to ward off another credit rating downgrade, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that she will soon present a plan to reform the county’s underfunded pension system.And...Show More Summary
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing pension changes that would reduce cost-of-living increases, raise the retirement age and require government workers to pay more, sources told the Tribune.
A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements.
(The Illinois Observer): "Poll: Toni Preckwinkle leads Rahm Emanuel by 8 points in 2015 mayor’s race" (Politico): "Dave Camp won’t seek reelection" (Huffington Post): "Obama endorses Brian Schatz in Hawaii's heated Senate DemocraticShow More Summary