Preckwinkle Formally Endorses JB Pritzker For GovernorCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is supporting, and defending, Democratic candidate for Governor J.B. Pritzker.
Does Pritzker Have A Problem With African-American Voters?We sampled reactions from powerful brokers as well as ordinary voters.
Challenger Questions Some Donations To Preckwinkle FundBob Fioretti says he’s asking the county’s ethics panel to look into more than 50 campaign contributions to Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Preckwinkle, Fioretti Debate County Issues Before Tribune Editorial BoardCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and challenger Bob Fioretti spent an hour debating issues before the Tribune's editorial board.
Preckwinkle Supports Legalizing Marijuana In IllinoisCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in favor of legalizing recreational pot use, points to racial disparities in law enforcement.
Todd Stroger Dropping Bid For County Board President After 2 WeeksStroger spokesman Sean Howard said Stroger instead will run for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner, as he originally planned.
Battle Over Pop Tax Layoffs ContinuesThe pop tax repeal leaves a 200 million dollar gap in the county's budget. It lead to the approved layoffs of 328 county workers.
Court Battle Over Cook County Job CutsCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle long insisted the beverage tax was needed to keep services and jobs intact. She now defends the budget passed by the board last week, saying delays to the reductions will only result in deeper cuts later.
Chief Judge Files Lawsuit To Stop Court LayoffsChief Judge Evans is suing Toni Preckwinkle to keep her from laying off at least 156 court employees.
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget CutsThe Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax.
Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger To Run Again In 2018“We’re not looking at the same race that was happening in 2010,” Stroger said. “This isn’t 2010. This is 2017. So this is a different age.”
Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs15 of the 17 Cook County Board members have signed on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that Board President Toni Preckwinkle says will close the shortfall caused by the repeal of the county's unpopular sweetened beverage tax.