Preckwinkle's Budget Proposal Expected To Include No New TaxesNo new taxes -- that's what Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to announce Thursday as she unveils her budget proposal for next year.
Preckwinkle Presents County Budget Plan Without Taxes Or Layoffs, With New Marijuana Expungement JobsIt’s balanced, there are no new taxes or fees. and there are no layoffs. Those are three reasons Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her budget staff believe the budget she is about to propose is good news.
Politicians To Jump Into Chicago RiverDozens of people jumped into the Chicago River Saturday morning, to show just how clean it is.
How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
Preckwinkle Says She'll Run Again For County Board PresidentThe Cook County Board president who was soundly defeated when she ran for mayor of Chicago this year says she's ready to run again for the job she's held since 2010.
After Historic Election, Lightfoot And Preckwinkle Pledge To Work Together On Progressive AgendaAfter Lori Lightfoot cruised to a landslide victory in the race for mayor, following an often bitter and divisive campaign against Toni Preckwinkle, the mayor-elect and her former rival joined for a show of unity, and pledged to work together to advance a progressive agenda in Chicago and Cook County.
Lightfoot Celebrates Blowout Victory In Mayor's Race; Sees 'Broad Mandate For Change' At City Hall“People across the city wanted a break from that broken political past, and I’m excited about the prospects,” Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot said.
Chicago Election: Lori Lightfoot Wins Historic Runoff, Becoming First Black Woman And First Lesbian MayorLori Lightfoot made history in more ways than one Tuesday night, defeating Toni Preckwinkle to not only become the first African-American woman elected mayor of Chicago, but the first homosexual to win the seat as well.
Youth Vote Low In Chicago's Historic Mayoral ElectionOn the walls in the mayor's office are some of the most politically powerful faces in Chicago's history -- 45 mayors interim, acting or elected, in all, dating back to 1837.
Chicago To Make History In Mayor's Race; 15 City Council Seats Also Contested In Runoff ElectionSo far, almost 123,000 people have cast their ballots for the runoffs, compared to 125,000 who voted early before the first round of the election in February.
Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot Aim To Rally Undecided Voters Before Tuesday's ElectionIt's the last weekend before Election Day, and Chicago's mayoral candidates are making a final push to rally voters.
New Preckwinkle Ad Attacks Lightfoot's Critical Failure At 911 Center"You don't engage in cover-ups when things go wrong, you take responsibility and try to address the problems."
Mayoral Debate Ends With Preckwinkle And Lighfoot Trading BarbsLori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle ended the debate on a sour note, with Lighfoot condemning Preckwinkle for again criticizing her career as a corporate lawyer, and Preckwinkle calling Lighfoot a hypocrite for complaining about the tenor of the race.
LIVE UPDATES: Final Chicago Mayoral Debate, Lori Lightfoot Vs. Toni PreckwinkleLori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle will face off for their final debate tonight on CBS 2, six days before the Chicago mayoral runoff election.
Emanuel Says Smollett Got Off 'Scot-Free'; Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Want More InformationChicago police and prosecutors usually work together closely, but Tuesday Mayor Rahm Emanual lashed out at States Attorney Kim Foxx and how her office handled the Jussie Smollett case.