Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle is temporarily reversing her signature initiative to shrink the Juvenile Detention Center because a federally-appointed administrator says there are too many kids being detained there to safely reduce its size.
Taxes on cigarettes sold in Cook County are going up by one dollar a pack. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says the tax, which takes effect Friday, is expected to generate more than $25 million annually for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. She says higher taxes also...
The Cook County Board approved a gun control package by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Tuesday that calls on firearms owners who lose, sell, transfer or destroy a gun to report its make, model and serial number to the Sheriff’s office within 48 hours. [ more › ]
Perhaps instead of going after legal gun owners, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Crook,er, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle should concern themselves with the actual crime on their streets (Chicago Tribune) Cook County and Chicago are adopting a tag-team approach on gun ownership. Show More Summary
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both officials said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets.
Remember, Preckwinkle says too many minorities are behind bars. But then this happens: The son of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is facing a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly kicking a man and “punching him in the...Show More Summary
And then hits reverse so fast the media almost didn't publish it: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today publicly blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s crime-fighting strategy and the quality of the public schools he controls, then quickly walked back the remarks. Show More Summary
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 problems come from "a miserable education system that has failed many of our children." [ more › ]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today publicly blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s crime-fighting strategy and the quality of the public schools he controls, then quickly walked back the remarks.
Cook County commissioners on Wednesday voted to end full-time pay and benefits for political appointees on a pair of panels, a change backed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget.
On Friday, the Cook County, Illinois, County Board gave its initial approval to at least one big tax hike included in the annual budget proposed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Last year, Preckwinkle pushed for tobacco tax...Show More Summary
Cook County, Illinois executive Toni Preckwinkle recently proposed new taxes on firearms in Chicago, citing a need to curb gun violence. Originally, the proposal consisted of a tax of five cents per bullet tax and a tax of $25 per gun. Show More Summary
Someone must have steered Preckwinkle in the direction of an Econ 101 textbook: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today dropped plans for a five-cent bullet tax, but still wants to charge a $25 tax on every gun purchase.The...Show More Summary
Buffeted by criticism, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has bitten the bullet and dumped her ammunition tax plan.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today dropped plans for a five-cent bullet tax, but still wants to charge a $25 tax on every gun purchase.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is making compromises on new taxes she’s proposed as she tries to lock up the votes needed to pass next year’s budget.
Toni Preckwinkle, president of Illinois’s Cook County Board, which includes Chicago, has proposed new taxes of $25 on each gun sold and a nickel for each bullet sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the bullet levy would amount to a 200% tax on.22 caliber ammunition. Preckwinkle’s message to the NRA? “You’re welcome to sue,” she said. Show More Summary
A $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax is expected to raise $35 million in revenue, while Toni Preckwinkle's so-called "violence tax" will cost gun-buyers in Cook County $25 per gun and a nickel on every bullet sold. [ more › ]