Like Regular Folks, Preckwinkle Worries About Health Coverage

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Even though she won last week’s election for Cook County Board president, Ald. Toni Preckwinkle doesn’t want to leave the City Council until early December so she can deal with an all too common problem: Making sure she has no gap in her health insurance.

Preckwinkle tells the Chicago Sun-Times her husband, Zeus Preckwinkle, contracted a lung infection in the Philippines and she try to make sure there’s no insurance gap between her aldermanic and county board jobs.

She also says she needs to wrap up a real estate project.

Preckwinkle will be sworn in as board president Dec. 6.

  • tower

    Lets do the math;
    Alderman Pay $115,000
    County President $170,000
    Less her Promise
    of taking 10% less -17,000
    NET PAY after
    adjustment $153,000

    PAY RAISE FOR TONI $38,000


  • JeanSC

    What’s the beef? There have been stories of people who suffered major medical crises shortly after their health insurance coverage ended for whatever reason. Really catastrophic events can eat up the financial resources of most people very quickly, if they don’t have insurance. Also, isn’t it better for all of us for Toni to be a productive person every day that she can, with no period of unemployment?

  • tower

    She isn’t unemployed. Where did you get the idea she is unemployed? Her health coverage goes from the City to the County. No lapse in coverage.

  • Right

    Preckwinkle is trying to seem like regular folk. If she was, she would repeal the stroger tax immeidately.

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