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Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
April 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Endorses Clean Energy Jobs Act for Advancing Equity and Mitigating Climate Change

Stay Connected All Week Long Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined officials, advocates, and an impacted business owner to endorse the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA, HB 804), praising the bill for advancing equity and helping Illinois to mitigate …
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Last Chance! Register Now for Today's Women for Toni Event

Register NOW   We are honored to have Special Guest Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation. Join longtime friends Toni and Valerie for an intimate conversation on a range of topics and current is…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 4:10 PM

In 4 Days: Toni Preckwinkle & Valerie Jarrett

In Four Days: Women for Toni   We are honored to have Special Guest Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation. Join longtime friends Toni and Valerie for an intimate conversation on a range of topi…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Don't Forget! Join Toni Preckwinkle & Valerie Jarrett

Please join us for our annual Women for Toni event!    We are honored to have Special Guest Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation. Join longtime friends Toni and Valerie for an intimate conversat…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Date Change, Special Guest Announced: Women for Toni

You're invited!   Please join us for our annual Women for Toni event! We are honored to announce that our Special Guest for the event will be Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation. Join longtim…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
July 28, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Save the Date: Women for Toni!

      Please Save the Date for Women for Toni Preckwinkle   Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM   RSVP by sending us an email   To purchase your tickets, please click here or mail checks to:    Preckwinkle for President Attn: Women for Toni Preckwinkle 5035 S. East …
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
June 28, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Week in Review: Chicago Healthcare Organizations Band Together to Take Action on Systemic Racism in Healthcare

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on wgntv.com 06/22/2020  |  Image: Provided by Amazon   Two new Amazon fulfillment centers are coming to Chicago’s southern suburbs, bringing thousands of jobs to the area, officials announced Monday. …
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
June 21, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Week in Review: Preckwinkle Hoping for Rare Moment of 'Significant Change'

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicago.suntimes.com 06/17/2020  |  Image: Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times   Editor’s note: This article deviates from Sun-Times practice by spelling out a racial slur — an exception made after the reporter and…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
June 14, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Announces $40M for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Stay Connected All Week Long A $100,000 grant from the Forest Preserve Foundation will help underwrite increased wages for Forest Preserve Experience crew members this summer.   “We are so pleased to support young people who rely on summer employment to hel…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
May 31, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Vetoes ‘Extraordinarily Bad’ Plan to Share Coronavirus-Positive Addresses With First Responders

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicagotribune.com 05/26/2020 | Image: Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune   In the first veto of her administration, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday moved to block a resolution t…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
May 3, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Extending Economic Relief Package for Cook County Residents & Businesses

Stay Connected All Week Long Extending the period of time to pay these fines, fees and taxes is the right decision while businesses and residents continue to struggle with the economic fallout of the coronavirus,” Preckwinkle said. “During these tough times, p…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
April 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Announces COVID-19 Alternative Housing Program

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on abc7chicago.com 04/15/2020   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a coronavirus alternative housing program Wednesday morning.   Preckwinkle was joined by county health and emergency manag…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
April 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Launches Fund to Help Small Businesses and Independent Contractors Recover from COVID-19

Stay Connected All Week Long Today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle signed Executive Order 2020-9 to create the Community Recovery Initiative, which creates an emergency relief fund for businesses and 1099 workers in suburban Cook County. Cook County…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
April 5, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Announces Cook County COVID-19 Donation Initiative

Stay Connected All Week Long Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a new donation program to accept unused personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and medical staff.   The program will be overseen by the County’s Departme…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
March 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Announces Financial Relief for Cook County Businesses

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on wgntv.com 03/26/20    Financial relief is on the way for businesses in Cook County amid the COVID-19 outbreak.   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday that she will be waiving coun…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
March 20, 2020 at 2:22 PM

We are one Cook County, one people, in fighting the coronavirus

    I have seen a lot in my 73 years. We have confronted terrorism, earthquakes and tornadoes, heavy spring rains and flooding and much more. Through it all, I know this to be true:   We always have resolve.   We always recover.   We always move forward.   Chicago rose from the ruins o…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
February 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Week in Review: President Preckwinkle Releases Cook County at a Glance 2019: Annual Report

Stay Connected All Week Long “This report demonstrates my administration’s commitment to reporting on our progress transparently, as well as supporting our work with strong performance metrics and data,” said President Preckwinkle. “I am proud of the work my staf…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
February 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Week in Review: Prosecutors Have Thrown out Nearly 100 Convictions Tied to 'Rogue' Chicago Cop

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally Published on usatoday.com 02/11/2020 | Image: Max Herman / AP   “A dozen people who had collectively served 30 years in prison had their drug convictions vacated Tuesday, marking nearly 100 overturned convictions tied to…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
February 9, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: MacArthur Grants Cook County Another $2.5 Million for Criminal Justice Reform

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally Published on chicagobusiness.com 02/05/2020 | Image: Crain's / Getty Images   Cook County got $2.5 million more from the MacArthur Foundation for criminal justice reform, a rare  issue that unifies county officials.   …
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
February 2, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Cook County Launches Contest to Design New Flag

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally Published on chicago.suntimes.com 01/28/2020   Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton has a simple acronym to describe the flag that currently flies from county buildings.   “It’s an S.O.B.,” Britton said.   That’s “s…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
January 19, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Happy Birthday to Cook County!

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicago.suntimes.com 1/15/2020 | Photo: John H. White / Sun-Times   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking more control and oversight over Stroger Hospital and the rest of the county…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
January 12, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Black Owned Design Center Opens on Chicago's Southside

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicagodefender.com 1/7/2020   Bourdeau Griffin Interiors and Architectural Supplies, Inc. will host an exclusive ribbon cutting for their new Design Center at 8237 S. Princeton Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
January 5, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Week in Review: Happy New Year Cook County!

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on news.wttw.com 12/23/19   Last month, Preckwinkle announced the launch of the Southland Development Authority, a plan designed to spur economic growth in the south suburbs. According to a statement announ…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
December 29, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Wishing a Happy Kwanzaa to All Who Celebrate!

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicago.suntimes.com 12/19/19 | Image : Bill Ruminski / Sun-Times   There’s a better way to serve South Side and south suburban commuters who work in the city’s expanding downtown area, where most new…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
December 22, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Happy Holidays Cook County!

Stay Connected All Week Long Nicholas Brown remembers volunteering at a forest preserve when he was in grade school. Then when he got to high school, he joined the environmental club. Those were the experiences he listed on his Student Conservation Associatio…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
December 15, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Forest Preserves of Cook County named Clean Fuels Champion by Clean Cities

Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on dailyherald.com | Image: Joe Koenig   The Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the largest forest preserve systems in the nation, has been named the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition's 2019 Clean Fuel…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
December 8, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: 12 Non-Profits You Should Know This Giving Tuesday

    Stay Connected All Week Long This season is a wonderful time to celebrate with our loved ones. But we shouldn’t forget those in our communities who need a helping hand. We should generously give what we can, including our time, to worthy causes that…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
December 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Week in Review: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Stay Connected All Week Long   Have a busted strand of lights? Cat attack the tree again? Before you send the strand to the landfill, consider visiting a recycling drop off location. The copper, metal, and plastic from the lights will be separa…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
November 24, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: County Approves $6.2 Billion Budget for 2020, Without Increases in Taxes or Fees

    Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicagotribune.com 11/21/19 | Image:  Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune   In a special meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes, the budget soared through, in part, because it included no tax or fee inc…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
November 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Week in Review: Thanks for Braving the Cold and Joining Us at the Women For Toni Preckwinkle Luncheon

    Stay Connected All Week Long At its Nov. 8 meeting, the Forest Preserve Board of directors approved six grants totaling $132,110. With this latest round, the Foundation’s total awards for 2019 comes to nearly half a million dollars. The grants wil…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
November 10, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Week in Review: Giving Thanks for the Protection of our Natural, Cultural History

    Stay Connected All Week Long One of the greatest benefits of the Forest Preserves of Cook County is how they protect our natural and cultural heritage.   Our County is home to a unique confluence of natural communities, with hundreds of diverse species…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 6:05 PM

1 Week Away! Join Women for Toni

Dear John,   You are cordially invited to attend a Women for Toni Luncheon. Please join us next Wednesday, November 13 from Noon-1:30pm at Maggiano's Little Italy, located at 516 N. Clark Street in Chicago. Please see the invitation below for more details.   REGISTER HERE   Checks can be m…
Toni Preckwinkle · [email protected]
October 27, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Week in Review: Breast Cancer Awareness in Cook County

  Stay Connected All Week Long Originally published on chicagotribune.com 10/23/2019  |  Image: James F. Quinn/Chicago Tribune   A state review board has approved plans to build an eight-story, $240 million facility for Provident Hospital in Bronzeville…