Tag: Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers
When Toni Preckwinkle ousted Todd Stroger as Cook County Board President she immediately declared “this victory belongs to the people of Cook County.” and that the hopes of county residents have often been tempered by cynicism, “but not this time!” “Their message is clear. Now is the time to repeal the Stroger sales tax, now... Read more »

Preckwinkle and Emanuel Sabotaged METRA

Preckwinkle and Emanuel Sabotaged METRA
The details behind the METRA Scandal just keep coming out. And those details illustrate how the Chicago Democratic Machine continues to operate under the radar and how past assertions by political observers that machine politics were dead has been (to borrow a phrase) “greatly exaggerated” by them. The fact is the Democratic Machine is not... Read more »

Preckwinkle Should Impose Mob Tax Instead Of A Gun Tax

Preckwinkle Should Impose Mob Tax Instead Of A Gun Tax
Beginning today all law-abiding citizens of Cook County (but not in Chicago) must pay a $25 Tax when purchasing a gun. Well, first off, I would hope Cook County citizens use better judgement and decide to purchase their firearms in any other county than Cook because I would not stand for such a clear violation... Read more »
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Cook County Morgue And A Policeman's Act Of Kindness Long Ago

Cook County Morgue And A Policeman's Act Of Kindness Long Ago
It will be 29 years in April, but I still vividly remember the day my mother died. She hadn’t felt good for a week, but, on the day she died decided she was okay and even went out to run some errands and pick up a prescription nearby. After returning to her apartment she collapsed... Read more »