Toni Preckwinkle

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Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our goal is to try to ensure that absolutely everybody gets vaccinated who wishes to do so and to encourage people who are hesitant to get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 14, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our goal is to try to ensure that absolutely everybody gets vaccinated who wishes to do so and to encourage people who are hesitant to get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 14, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “They’re looking into six people out of almost 7 million people vaccinated,” “Six people. That means one chance in a million that you’ll have a negative response. I like those odds” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “But I’m hopeful that the CDC will decide that we can continue using the vaccine, given the extraordinarily small pool of people who have possibly had a negative reaction to the vaccine,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “By rehabbing vacant property and creating more quality affordable housing, supporting entrepreneurship for communities of color, and returning property to the tax rolls, Rob’s leadership helped spur economic development where it was needed the most,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Bo is ideally suited to continue the ongoing success of the Southland Development Authority's excellent work," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “In order to get on the other side of this difficult time, we need to continue vaccinating as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” “Having mass community vaccination sites is the only way we will beat this virus” External link

chicagotribune Monday, March 22, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is a country where people of color have always faced discrimination," "There is a long pattern of anti-Asian discrimination that needs to be dealt with" External link

sinacom-en Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While we’re excited to be taking these steps, I want to be sure we set clear expectations,” External link

nwitimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I told my staff early on ‘everybody’s going to know somebody who’s been sick, and everybody’s going to know someone who’s passed away,’” “This is what we’re headed into. Everyone. And that’s surely been true, and so we have to figure out every way that we can to support folks” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What my reading told me was ‘you’re about to be hit by a tsunami, and so that’s the perspective that I took — a tsunami is coming,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I told my staff early on ‘everybody’s going to know somebody who’s been sick, and everybody’s going to know someone who’s passed away,’” “This is what we’re headed into. Everyone. And that’s surely been true, and so we have to figure out every way that we can to support folks” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What my reading told me was ‘you’re about to be hit by a tsunami, and so that’s the perspective that I took — a tsunami is coming,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been an extraordinary moment for all of us, a time of painful loss, and that’s true for us as individuals and it’s true for us collectively and that’s made this year very, very difficult,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So, one of the things we’re going to do is speak more about the need for universal basic income, and look to programming that supports people so that they have more to meet the needs of themselves and their children,” “The best thing we can do to eliminate childhood poverty is give their parents money so they can take care of them better” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re not having trouble persuading white people that they ought to be vaccinated, and, given that Black and Brown people have experienced the most losses, it’s particularly important that Black and Brown people step up and get the vaccine,” “I know there’s an infinite number of terrible stories about the way both Black and Brown people have been abused by the medical system in this country … but we really need to step up in this moment and get vaccinated to protect ourselves to protect the people that we love, protect our neighbors and protect our communities” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County Public ) : “When the last Public Defender’s term came to an end in 2015, I promised the residents of Cook County an open, transparent selection process,” External link

suntimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:56:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While we're excited to be taking these steps I want to make sure that we set clear expectations at this moment, not just here but across the country," External link

patch Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “We stand ready to contribute to [President Joe Biden’s] goal of vaccinating 100 million people in the first 100 days,” External link

suntimes Monday, January 25, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County Public ) : “When the last Public Defender’s term came to an end in 2015, I promised the residents of Cook County an open, transparent selection process,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 1, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “Cook County respects the rights of its employees under their Collective Bargaining Agreements but is deeply disappointed that the union would ask some of its members to strike during a global pandemic,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The end of slavery was a milestone in our country’s history — although I would argue that what followed slavery was 100 years of serfdom in the South,” “But anyway, it’s an important milestone to mark” External link

chicagotribune Friday, December 18, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Historians often talk about slavery as the original sin in this country — it’s enshrined in our Constitution, for heaven’s sakes,” External link

suntimes Friday, December 18, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of our transit agencies have seen substantial reductions in riderships,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “My view is that you have to be there for awhile… to make sure the changes you make become embedded, become the new standard operating procedure as opposed to ephemeral reform,” “So, we’ve got a lot of work to do there” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “In the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, I think it’s better to focus on where we are now and how we’re going to get out of this,” “When I wake up in the middle of the night, I think of how to address the things right in front of me, not the things that happened in the past” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You step out the door... and people feel free to accost you on the street or give you a piece of their mind, and that sort of direct connection with the people you serve can be challenging, but it’s one of the great things about the job and I miss that,” “When you’re in this position [as county board president], the work that you do can have an impact on a larger number of people. We serve tens of thousands of people... but it’s not the kind of thing people are usually likely to stop you on the street and pat you on the back about” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s just not sustainable... $300 million a year is a pretty big lift and we have to figure out how we’re going to do that going forward,” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The decision about who will be speaker of the House will be made by Democrats in the House. The decision about who will lead the state party will be made by people who are members of the state party leadership,” “I’m not [in] either of those places” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is an extraordinary moment in our history. George Floyd was not the first Black person murdered by the police. And he won’t be the last,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re in a very bad place,” “So, we’re at a critical moment, I think that’s the best thing to say” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re in a very bad place,” “So, we’re at a critical moment, I think that’s the best thing to say” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is a balanced budget, without tax increases, that makes millions of dollars in important equity investments made possible because of our hard work, tough decisions and avoiding quick fixes," External link

nwitimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The pandemic will be with us into 2021 and, of course, that will have a financial impact as the economy is restricted to try to mitigate the spread of the disease,” “So, I anticipate another tough budget year in 2021, and we won’t have the reserves that we were able to use this year to help meet some of the budget challenges, so, as some of the commissioners predicted there’s a tough year ahead” External link

suntimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Cook County has been experiencing an affordable housing crisis since at least the turn of the century and the trend has only grown over the past decade,” External link

suntimes Monday, November 23, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Yesterday’s indictments are disturbing. I’m concerned not just about the allegations of corruption but how this environment erodes public trust. I’m not a member either of the Illinois House of Representatives or the Democratic Party central committee and they’ll make their own decisions about leadership. I’ve said in the past that if the allegations regarding the speaker’s conduct are true, then he should step down” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that that great work got affirmed by the voters,” External link

suntimes Friday, November 6, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that that great work got affirmed by the voters,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County State ) : “I’m really grateful, she’s been, I think, a great state’s attorney and a wonderful partner in our efforts to pursue criminal justice reform in Cook County,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “Kim is in a tough race, and really needs our support,” “Those who aren’t happy with the criminal justice reforms that we’ve been working on for the past decade have focused on her and on this race. ... I think the nature of the campaign that’s been waged against her is really a campaign against all the criminal justice reforms that we’ve been struggling so hard to enact” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m very grateful that the party has taken the difficult stance of saying not every judge deserves retention — and some people, frankly, do not operate in the interest of all of our of our residents and our citizens and particularly our Black and Brown community,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “Kim is in a tough race and really needs our support,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think the nature of the campaign that’s been waged against her is really a campaign against all of the criminal justice reforms we’ve been struggling so hard to enact — for people who want to go back to the bad old days when the jail was often full of poor Black and brown people who were often there on charges of nonviolent offenses and they just couldn’t pay their bail,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “It’s the folks who want to take us back to the bad old days who are opposing her candidacy. So we’re working hard for Kim and I know she will win as well,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There is a tremendous need being felt throughout our county right now,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Members of the General Assembly should try to avoid implementing policies or initiatives that include investing additional dollars into police departments above and beyond what is already allocated to these departments,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many families are having a hard time making ends meet due to job loss during the pandemic. With the unemployment numbers rising and many workers furloughed, it’s becoming impossible to live check by check,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are on the rise and the pandemic is far from being over,” “Many of our communities are facing layoffs, furloughs and the notion of living check-to-check is becoming less of a possibility. People are choosing between buying groceries or paying bills” External link

chicagotribune Monday, October 26, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We once again call on our federal partners for action,” “But in the face of these troubling times, we in local government must move forward. We must do what we can with what we have. We know that the need remains critical and urgent” External link

chicagotribune Monday, October 26, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many of our communities are facing layoffs, furloughs and the notion of living check to check is becoming less of a possibility. People are choosing between buying groceries or paying bills,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 26, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “For more than a decade, Judge Toomin has blocked adoption of the program from the juvenile court. His decision has cost Cook County up to $1 million annually - money that could have provided care to youth in need and improved public safety by offering necessary services to youth and their families,” External link

washtimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So I put them on notice,” “This was a challenge we are all going to have to try to address together. Let’s put it that way” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 23, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So I put them on notice,” “This was a challenge we are all going to have to try to address together. Let’s put it that way” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 23, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “None of us know how long this pandemic will continue or what turns it will take,” “Because of that and because the Forest Preserves' reserve funds are not an endless resource, this proposed budget does not address bigger issues facing the Forest Preserves” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We refused to balance this budget on the backs of the residents and businesses who need resources the most,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 16, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been an extraordinarily challenging year,” “A combination of the pandemic and the economic collapse of course have wreaked havoc with our families and our government at every level. But we’re very pleased to present to you today a budget that requires no new taxes” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As our recovery efforts evolve, we must take stock of the strides we’re making to provide essential services to our residents,” “As you know, COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequities Black and Brown communities face in terms of disinvestment. … We know that recovery will not happen overnight. We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come and, unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over” External link

suntimes Friday, October 9, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We know that recovery will not happen overnight,” “We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come. Unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over. … We must do whatever it takes to help people stay in their homes and keep their families safe” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As our recovery efforts evolve, we must take stock of the strides we’re making to provide essential services to our residents,” “As you know, COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequities Black and Brown communities face in terms of disinvestment. … We know that recovery will not happen overnight. We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come and, unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Here’s the bottom line: The repeal of the ACA would not only financially cripple Cook County Health by dramatically increasing the amount of uncompensated health care we provide, it would be catastrophic — catastrophic — for the patients we serve,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “A repeal of the ACA would not only financially cripple Cook County Health by dramatically increasing the amount of uncompensated health care we already provide, it would be catastrophic to the patients we serve,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “A majority of those who do not have access are members of our Black and brown communities,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Science tells us that a mask — a simple mask — can literally save lives, as we continue the battle against COVID-19,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “I wish Commissioner Kevin Morrison a speedy recovery,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “I wish Commissioner Kevin Morrison a speedy recovery,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We can’t all succeed until our most underserved residents have the same opportunities as the rest of us,” External link

suntimes Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While many of us are deeply disappointed, discouraged and confused by the decision today, we must stay focused. Now is not the time for violence. Protest if you're moved to do so. Peaceful protest is powerful," "However, we cannot meet the violence of police with violence of our own. It gives ammunition to those who do not share our vision of racial justice" External link

patch Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Small business owners are used to dealing with the unexpected, but few have ever been through a crisis like COVID-19 before,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Small business owners are used to dealing with the unexpected, but few have ever been through a crisis like COVID-19 before,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While many of us are deeply disappointed, discouraged and confused by the decision today, we must stay focused. Now is not the time for violence,” “Protest if you’re moved to do so. Peaceful protest is powerful. However, we cannot meet the violence of police with violence of our own. It gives ammunition to those who do not share our vision of racial justice” External link

suntimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Funding made available through our process has allowed Oak Lawn to continue to provide critical services during the pandemic to our residents," External link

patch Friday, September 11, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We will be sure to keep local governments and leadership updated with information regarding this process as we approach the September 30th deadline," "We have all been through an immensely difficult time. I know the potential these dollars hold to help our communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic strain. I look forward to working with all of our municipalities to ensure they can access these resources, and we can rebuild as One Cook County" External link

patch Friday, September 11, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The challenges being faced today are unlike any that I encountered during my tenure. In fact, they’re greater than what we’ve ever seen in modern history,” “And that leaves us trying to connect teachers and students in new and creative ways. We must now use technology to provide meaningful instruction to our young people” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been a challenging year for everybody,” “You know the challenge isn’t over. … Young adults must, must continue to be vigilant and wearing masks and not partaking in high risk or large group activities” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think it’s a terrible idea, but I have no influence on the president’s decision making,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our young people must understand that they are not immune to the virus,” “Even if they are asymptomatic or experience mild symptoms, they can still spread the virus to others who are elderly like their grandparents … young adults must continue to be vigilant in wearing masks and not partake in high risk or large group activities” External link

suntimes Monday, August 31, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been a challenging year for everybody,” “You know the challenge isn’t over. … Young adults must, must continue to be vigilant and wearing masks and not partaking in high risk or large group activities” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 31, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 28, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As a community we must do better,” “These aren’t just names on a page, these are our neighbors, our friends, our family” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “In addition to the ongoing Cook County emergency support, it is important to ensure a fair opportunity for residents to take full advantage of the critical Cook County relief services — such as our Rental Assistance program,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is not surprising that the communities that have suffered the most are the ones who have the least. Disinvestment, red lining and systemic racism have culminated in a crisis that once again hits the African American community hardest,” External link

guardian Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s evident that the need remains critical and urgent,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 7, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We get it. It's summer. Young people are tired of the restrictions," External link

patch Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While these conversations are long overdue, they could not have happened during a more pressing moment for our nation,” “But I’ve said throughout my career, I believe there’s clearly a need for police reform and for reducing and redirecting our investment in law enforcement ... [the] resolution provides us a framework as we consider our priorities and how we can better serve our communities and honor Black lives” External link

suntimes Friday, July 31, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The tremendous investments we make are not in the relatively modest sheriff’s police, they’re in the jail,” “We have to try to move resources to community-based organizations that are doing the important work of keeping people out of the jail” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Michael Madigan ) : “I’m deeply disturbed that we find ourselves in this place — yet again,” “Today’s reports regarding ComEd and the implications regarding Speaker Madigan’s involvement erode the public’s trust in our elected officials and in government. Corruption has no place here” External link

suntimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This year continues to illuminate the dangerous consequences we face as a result of centuries — centuries — of racial inequity,” “The victims of the opioid epidemic have been quietly dying around us. We must be their voice to prevent future, needless, preventable deaths plaguing our community” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our county and our nation are facing a number of alarming challenges,” “The victims of the opioid epidemic have been quietly dying around us” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of those things together have had a devastating impact on the health of our community,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Climate change didn’t cause these inequities, but it made viable a set of conditions that were always present but unacknowledged,” “We collectively created the conditions that made it possible for so many residents to die in 1995. And if we’re aware of these conditions, we can and should change them” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we know, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities,” “This approach is designed to ensure these dollars are going to communities most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic” External link

chicagotribune Friday, July 10, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we know, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities,” “This approach is designed to ensure these dollars are going to communities most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We — all of us — desperately need help with lost revenue, and the federal government can provide that,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, June 26, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of us desperately need help with lost revenue, and the federal government can provide that just as they provided support through the CARES Act, and we’re hopeful that some action will be taken this summer,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What’s happened in this pandemic is it’s laid bare, stripped bare, the inequities that we see across communities in the city and in the county,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This investment comes at a critical time as we reckon with impacts of COVID-19, and begin the difficult work of recovering,” “With high unemployment rates because of the pandemic, this is a real challenge, and I look forward to working with Amazon to hire locally to help Southland communities recover” External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I often say, whatever else happens to me in life, I will never be 7 or 8-years-old and dreading walking home from school and getting beat up again,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “How the police department relates to the community has to drastically change,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Sobering in that it’s yet another murder of an unarmed black person by the police, and, as I’ve said repeatedly, my belief is that, in this country, Black and Brown people, wherever you are, can be murdered with impunity by the police, so it’s not a situation that’s unique to Minneapolis,” “Nor is it unique to this time or place. This is part of the endemic racism in this country that has been true since our country’s inception, that people of color can be murdered by the police with impunity” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think we have to dramatically reduce the amount we spend on law enforcement. I think it doesn’t make sense to think that you can have no police,” “The police can’t be an agent for oppression and enforcers of racial inequality. The police have to be public servants” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If we’re going to spend $33 million on police [as is currently the case in Chicago’s public schools], let’s spend that $33 million on counselors, on social workers, on nurses in the schools … rather than making it clear to them that schools are part of the criminal justice system, and we’re just waiting for an opportunity to put you in the criminal justice system,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There are moments in which there’s momentous change — those are rare moments, though, the exception to the rule,” “Most change is incremental, and I’m hoping this is one of those rare moments where there can be significant change. But, as I said, it took 250 years to abolish slavery and generations to give women the right to vote. So, I’m hopeful” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 12, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 12, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Along with these protests we must return to rebuilding our communities that have been devastated by looting and destruction,” “We must protect our family-owned, minority-owned businesses who are still cleaning up broken glass and decimated shelves” External link

suntimes Friday, June 5, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We must seize this moment and try to bring freedom and justice to every American but we cannot do this by destroying communities,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We cannot do this by destroying our communities,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we attempt to open up Illinois in stages, we have to be very, very cautious that we aren’t heightening the impact of the pandemic by our carelessness,” External link

suntimes Monday, June 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Over the last few decades, the way shelters care for our pets has evolved,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Over the last few decades, the way shelters care for our pets has evolved,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote ( about Rachel Rubin ) : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our world has been turned upside down,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “and we’ve yet to reach the halfway mark of 2020,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote ( about Rachel Rubin ) : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We must rely on data and science to drive our decision-making while also encouraging first responders to take the same precautions they would going into any home,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Friday, May 22, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Friday, May 22, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This health and hospital system has served our county for 180 years. It’s always taken in anyone who comes through our doors regardless of their race or gender, sexual orientation, immigration status or ability to pay,” “And this challenge, this pandemic challenge, just reflects the incredible health inequities that we see in our county and our country ... This is not a red state or a blue state issue, local government all across the country are hurting” External link

suntimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We have a moral obligation to focus on equity as well,” “Our recovery from this pandemic must include everyone. ... It must include our black and Latinx communities, because we’ve already seen that with COVID-19, as is true of every other crisis, our black and brown communities are hit the hardest” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While digital equity mattered before, it matters even more now,” “Students are languishing at home, unable to complete their homework without laptops and missing Zoom classes because they don't have high bandwidth. Families struggled to apply for unemployment relief because they can't fill out the applications on their phone” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many of these riders are workers who have been historically undervalued until now,” “Our grocery store workers, pharmacy assistants, nurses and line cooks need affordable, accessible transit now more than ever” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These initiatives address the root causes of inequity, including our community partners and residents and ensure that when Cook County recovers from this crisis, we will recover together,” “Our recovery will encompass everyone, not just those who have the access to the most resources” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is our hope this measure can help alleviate some of the financial strain and anxiety being experienced by residents and businesses, while balancing the fiscal needs of our underlying taxing districts,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s mission-critical for health care workers to be prepared to care for patients coming in who are critically ill due to COVID-19,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think you have to understand that as we open the economy more people will die,” “These are very, very tough decisions to make … the more quickly we open the economy, the more we endanger people. I would be in favor of a gradual approach and I think that’s where the governor is, I believe” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “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,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re doing everything we can in Cook County to ensure that businesses nonprofits and gig workers survive this crisis and thrive when it’s finally over,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If we can use this money, if we can use the CARES Act money for lost revenue, that will put us in a quite different place than if it’s not acceptable,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This pandemic has forced millions of people in the region out of their jobs, with the most vulnerable communities being the hardest hit. Small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, gig workers, artists and independent contractors are experiencing unprecedented challenges and many of them are in the fight of their lives to stay operational. Recovery is paramount to all of us now,” “There’s no silver bullet for turning things around. But I’m convinced that we can improve our regional outlook through collaborative efforts. Regions with the least inequality perform the best. And for this to happen, we need to work together to drive this change” External link

suntimes Friday, April 24, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our first responders, our health care community, both in our hospitals and our nursing home setting, workers in correctional facilities, all face an additional burden when they leave work each day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “They fear bringing the virus home to their loved ones. We owe it to them to provide a safe place to quarantine if they may be exposed to [coronavirus] but are not experiencing any symptoms. We must protect their loved ones while they protect us,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” External link

suntimes Monday, April 20, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” “I’m not a member of the committee that made this choice, I wasn’t present, I don’t know anything about the proceedings” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” “I’m not a member of the committee that made this choice, I wasn’t present, I don’t know anything about the proceedings” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Seventy-five to 80 percent need to be here because they are accused of violent crimes," "That means we have about a thousand people that we could work to try to figure out how to get back into the community safely" External link

npr Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “One of the biggest challenges for local units of government is the fact that we haven’t had a comprehensive and coherent effort at the federal level in both the stockpile and distribution of this equipment,” External link

politico Monday, April 13, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes," External link

wcvb Friday, April 10, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Jails in this country are petri dishes,” External link

fox2now Friday, April 10, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 10, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 10, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has the responsibility for a surge of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

washtimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes. They're the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships," External link

wtva Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Jails in this country are petri dishes. They’re the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships,” External link

wsvn Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you whether any of those, or all of them, are insured either in private insurance or through a Medicaid expansion program or Medicaid itself, but half of our patients in the hospital at the moment are COVID-19,” “The impact on us is pretty considerable and, of course, the governor has said that we haven’t reached the peak yet in terms of what he expects in Illinois” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re very mindful of the serious impact a recession will have on our budget,” “We’ve experienced large shortfalls in the past, as well as dramatic losses of revenue. We’ve always made the tough decisions to meet our fiscal obligations and we always will. This has been a very difficult month but we are rising to the challenge” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Cook County has a large workforce and unfortunately, like all large workplaces and communities, we are likely to continue to learn of more positive test results involving County employees or their loved ones as more tests become available and the virus continues to spread,” “We are all navigating uncharted waters, but while we continue to be challenged now and in the days and weeks ahead we remain one community, we remain one Cook County and we will get through this difficult season — together,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This fund has been designed to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable local businesses and workers during the pandemic,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes. They're the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We started hearing about the pandemic in China, of course, in December,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been doing these Zoom things, which my staff is helping me do,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We will not get through this without knowing people who are sick and knowing people who have passed away,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We will, as we have in the past, care for the majority of the uninsured,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I know it is difficult to predict what will happen next week, next month, next year because this crisis has narrowed our focus,” “But we can’t lose sight of the impact of the census, and what impact it will have on all of our communities for the next decade” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I know it is difficult to predict what will happen next week, next month, next year because this crisis has narrowed our focus,” “But we can’t lose sight of the impact of the census, and what impact it will have on all of our communities for the next decade” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “continue to be our biggest public health problem within the county,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Forest Preserves has always offered us access to the natural world close to home and a place to be outside,” “But if we see places where people are not fully following their responsibility, we can and will close those locations” External link

suntimes Monday, March 30, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We're focusing on those who are elderly and in frail health, pregnant woman, people who were accused of nonviolent crimes who have bails of less a thousand dollars who haven't been able to pay them," External link

wrcbtv Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Forest Preserves has always offered us access to the natural world close to home and a place to be outside,” “But if we see places where people are not fully following their responsibility, we can and will close those locations” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives,” “It’s a fight for our family members lives and our sheriff’s deputies lives. And here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives, and our families lives, and our sheriff’s deputies’ lives,” “Right here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives, and our families lives, and our sheriff’s deputies’ lives,” “Right here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Friday, March 27, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are much-needed supplies going to areas lacking important resources. Distributing these masks, gloves and other equipment is a critically important measure to help ensure coronavirus care can be provided,” “We are incredibly grateful for the heroic work of our first responders and must do whatever we can to provide them the tools necessary to do their jobs effectively and as safely as possible” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I want to assure residents that the Cook County Department of Public Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the state public health department as we monitor the situation closely,” External link

suntimes Monday, March 2, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “A presumptive case of novel coronavirus (2019-CoV) has been identified in suburban Cook County. Final confirmation results from the CDC are pending,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “A presumptive case of novel coronavirus (2019-CoV) has been identified in suburban Cook County. Final confirmation results from the CDC are pending,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I want to assure residents that the Cook County Department of Public Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the state public health department as we monitor the situation closely,” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “And those who want to go backward, who are not happy that there are fewer black and brown people in our jail, have attacked her from the right,” “Every single candidate who opposes her is opposing her from the right. We have to understand that” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County State ) : “The Cook County Democratic Party slates candidates. It has always been true and it is still true, that not every committeeman puts on their palm card every candidate slated by the party,” “And the chairman of the party has no control over the individual decisions [made] by a committeeman” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re looking at a variety of ways in which we can address that challenge, but it is clearly the biggest challenge we face, it’s not just here it’s across the country,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Board of Commissioners is responsible for raising the revenue to support the health and hospital system,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’d be a bad elected official if I said there was no solution to the problem,” “It’s a challenge, and we’ll figure out how to address it” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’ve always made it quite clear my reasons for supporting legalization have nothing to do with my own personal consumption — I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’m not inclined to use marijuana in any way,” “This is about substances out there that are widely used, and whether or not it should be illegal, and my view has always been legal especially since the only people who get arrested for possession are black and brown kids. I always said, you know, [if] we’re not going to arrest white kids for this, we shouldn’t arrest anybody” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When the board decided not to renew Dr. Shannon’s contract we looked frankly at everything that was going on at the system, and the conclusion was that the board and the president needed to be more involved again in terms of communication, accountability and transparency,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m hopeful that, as I said, we can get this done in the next six months and have a new chief executive in place as we move forward,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This budget builds on years of hard work, difficult decisions, hard votes and fiscally responsible steps we’ve taken in Cook County,” “Doing what’s right and responsible isn’t always easy” External link

suntimes Friday, November 22, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m not sure how this is gonna play out, and I don’t want to speculate on any actions we might take in the future,” “But I think it was clear to me anyway that we needed to make some changes in leadership as a result of his continued absence, and we’re in the process of doing that. And we’ll have some recommendations for December” External link

suntimes Friday, November 22, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Public trust in the Land Bank’s transactions and mission is critical to its continued success,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I won’t have my name dragged through the mud,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I won’t have my name dragged through the mud,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” “How we’re going to [address uncompensated care] is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on this year” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “First of all, our job is to make ballot access as broad as possible, so I’m very grateful to commissioners Britton and Kevin Morrison who put forward this notion of expanding ballot access and increasing the number of languages that we provide to voters,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 25, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “My view is that it’s disturbing that Commissioner Tobolski’s offices have been raided, however, there hasn’t been charged brought against him,” “Should there be charges brought against him, my response might be different, but in the current situation, it is my expectation that he will return to the body and perform his duties” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re cognizant of the current atmosphere facing Cook County taxpayers, and it goes without saying there’s a great sensitivity to any potential levy increase,” “But let me be abundantly clear: we remain serious and committed to helping the forest preserves, and we will do everything in our power to help prioritize their needs and help them find viable long term solutions that will benefit all Cook County residents” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” “How we’re going to [address uncompensated care] is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on this year” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “decided that he was going to reduce Medicaid rolls by not processing applications,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It will continue to be a fiscal challenge and it’s on kind of an exponential curve,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The criminal justice system has ground up black and brown people on drug charges since the 1990s, when we decided we were going to have a war on drugs, and it ended up being a war on black and brown communities,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “To do that, we’re going to have to look at the processes in our criminal justice system, as opposed to our focus previously on bond court and bond court reform,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Since black and brown people are disproportionately impacted by marijuana arrests, we should do everything in our power to expunge their records and help make them whole,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We clearly face some challenges, and the principal challenge that we face is around uncompensated care in the healthcare system and believe me, that’s something that I’ve talked to our health care managers about and intend to talk to the board about what is their strategy for, for addressing this significant challenge?” “I think I’ll leave it at that” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The budget reflects, you know, 10 years of hard work,” “So, I’m proud of that 10 years of hard work” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Based on a financial analysis, it was recommended that Cook County purchase rather than rent Blue Island Center because it will save us money,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “nearly tenfold since we began instituting bail reform,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 30, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle disse : "Esta é claramente uma noite histórica, pois até pouco tempo atrás, duas mulheres negras em um segundo turno para a prefeitura, seria algo impensável" External link

noticias-r7 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle disse : "Esta é claramente uma noite histórica, pois até pouco tempo atrás, duas mulheres negras em um segundo turno para a prefeitura, seria algo impensável" External link

uol Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle dit : “Je pense aux enfants et à la ville dans laquelle ils grandissent et à ce que cela voudra dire pour ces jeunes garçons et jeunes filles de voir des leaders qui leur ressemblent dans le bureau du maire” External link

courrierinternational Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle dijo : “Este es un cargo para principiantes” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT



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Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our goal is to try to ensure that absolutely everybody gets vaccinated who wishes to do so and to encourage people who are hesitant to get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 14, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our goal is to try to ensure that absolutely everybody gets vaccinated who wishes to do so and to encourage people who are hesitant to get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 14, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Restaurant staff people worked tirelessly, even as they were asked to pivot to new roles to meet new demands, even as hours were cut, doors were closed, and their own life livelihoods were in jeopardy,” “Now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and people are returning toward cafes and restaurants for a sense of normal normalcy and camaraderie that we all have craved” External link

suntimes Friday, April 30, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “They’re looking into six people out of almost 7 million people vaccinated,” “Six people. That means one chance in a million that you’ll have a negative response. I like those odds” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “But I’m hopeful that the CDC will decide that we can continue using the vaccine, given the extraordinarily small pool of people who have possibly had a negative reaction to the vaccine,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “By rehabbing vacant property and creating more quality affordable housing, supporting entrepreneurship for communities of color, and returning property to the tax rolls, Rob’s leadership helped spur economic development where it was needed the most,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Bo is ideally suited to continue the ongoing success of the Southland Development Authority's excellent work," External link

prnewswire Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “In order to get on the other side of this difficult time, we need to continue vaccinating as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” “Having mass community vaccination sites is the only way we will beat this virus” External link

chicagotribune Monday, March 22, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is a country where people of color have always faced discrimination," "There is a long pattern of anti-Asian discrimination that needs to be dealt with" External link

sinacom-en Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While we’re excited to be taking these steps, I want to be sure we set clear expectations,” External link

nwitimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I told my staff early on ‘everybody’s going to know somebody who’s been sick, and everybody’s going to know someone who’s passed away,’” “This is what we’re headed into. Everyone. And that’s surely been true, and so we have to figure out every way that we can to support folks” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What my reading told me was ‘you’re about to be hit by a tsunami, and so that’s the perspective that I took — a tsunami is coming,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I told my staff early on ‘everybody’s going to know somebody who’s been sick, and everybody’s going to know someone who’s passed away,’” “This is what we’re headed into. Everyone. And that’s surely been true, and so we have to figure out every way that we can to support folks” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What my reading told me was ‘you’re about to be hit by a tsunami, and so that’s the perspective that I took — a tsunami is coming,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been an extraordinary moment for all of us, a time of painful loss, and that’s true for us as individuals and it’s true for us collectively and that’s made this year very, very difficult,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So, one of the things we’re going to do is speak more about the need for universal basic income, and look to programming that supports people so that they have more to meet the needs of themselves and their children,” “The best thing we can do to eliminate childhood poverty is give their parents money so they can take care of them better” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re not having trouble persuading white people that they ought to be vaccinated, and, given that Black and Brown people have experienced the most losses, it’s particularly important that Black and Brown people step up and get the vaccine,” “I know there’s an infinite number of terrible stories about the way both Black and Brown people have been abused by the medical system in this country … but we really need to step up in this moment and get vaccinated to protect ourselves to protect the people that we love, protect our neighbors and protect our communities” External link

suntimes Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County Public ) : “When the last Public Defender’s term came to an end in 2015, I promised the residents of Cook County an open, transparent selection process,” External link

suntimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:56:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While we're excited to be taking these steps I want to make sure that we set clear expectations at this moment, not just here but across the country," External link

patch Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “We stand ready to contribute to [President Joe Biden’s] goal of vaccinating 100 million people in the first 100 days,” External link

suntimes Monday, January 25, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Southland has long been plagued by a lack of access to transportation and affordable options to get residents to their destinations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County Public ) : “When the last Public Defender’s term came to an end in 2015, I promised the residents of Cook County an open, transparent selection process,” External link

suntimes Friday, January 1, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “Cook County respects the rights of its employees under their Collective Bargaining Agreements but is deeply disappointed that the union would ask some of its members to strike during a global pandemic,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The end of slavery was a milestone in our country’s history — although I would argue that what followed slavery was 100 years of serfdom in the South,” “But anyway, it’s an important milestone to mark” External link

chicagotribune Friday, December 18, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Historians often talk about slavery as the original sin in this country — it’s enshrined in our Constitution, for heaven’s sakes,” External link

suntimes Friday, December 18, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of our transit agencies have seen substantial reductions in riderships,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “My view is that you have to be there for awhile… to make sure the changes you make become embedded, become the new standard operating procedure as opposed to ephemeral reform,” “So, we’ve got a lot of work to do there” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “In the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, I think it’s better to focus on where we are now and how we’re going to get out of this,” “When I wake up in the middle of the night, I think of how to address the things right in front of me, not the things that happened in the past” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You step out the door... and people feel free to accost you on the street or give you a piece of their mind, and that sort of direct connection with the people you serve can be challenging, but it’s one of the great things about the job and I miss that,” “When you’re in this position [as county board president], the work that you do can have an impact on a larger number of people. We serve tens of thousands of people... but it’s not the kind of thing people are usually likely to stop you on the street and pat you on the back about” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s just not sustainable... $300 million a year is a pretty big lift and we have to figure out how we’re going to do that going forward,” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The decision about who will be speaker of the House will be made by Democrats in the House. The decision about who will lead the state party will be made by people who are members of the state party leadership,” “I’m not [in] either of those places” External link

suntimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is an extraordinary moment in our history. George Floyd was not the first Black person murdered by the police. And he won’t be the last,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re in a very bad place,” “So, we’re at a critical moment, I think that’s the best thing to say” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re in a very bad place,” “So, we’re at a critical moment, I think that’s the best thing to say” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is a balanced budget, without tax increases, that makes millions of dollars in important equity investments made possible because of our hard work, tough decisions and avoiding quick fixes," External link

nwitimes Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The pandemic will be with us into 2021 and, of course, that will have a financial impact as the economy is restricted to try to mitigate the spread of the disease,” “So, I anticipate another tough budget year in 2021, and we won’t have the reserves that we were able to use this year to help meet some of the budget challenges, so, as some of the commissioners predicted there’s a tough year ahead” External link

suntimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Cook County has been experiencing an affordable housing crisis since at least the turn of the century and the trend has only grown over the past decade,” External link

suntimes Monday, November 23, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Yesterday’s indictments are disturbing. I’m concerned not just about the allegations of corruption but how this environment erodes public trust. I’m not a member either of the Illinois House of Representatives or the Democratic Party central committee and they’ll make their own decisions about leadership. I’ve said in the past that if the allegations regarding the speaker’s conduct are true, then he should step down” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that that great work got affirmed by the voters,” External link

suntimes Friday, November 6, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that that great work got affirmed by the voters,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County State ) : “I’m really grateful, she’s been, I think, a great state’s attorney and a wonderful partner in our efforts to pursue criminal justice reform in Cook County,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “Kim is in a tough race, and really needs our support,” “Those who aren’t happy with the criminal justice reforms that we’ve been working on for the past decade have focused on her and on this race. ... I think the nature of the campaign that’s been waged against her is really a campaign against all the criminal justice reforms that we’ve been struggling so hard to enact” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m very grateful that the party has taken the difficult stance of saying not every judge deserves retention — and some people, frankly, do not operate in the interest of all of our of our residents and our citizens and particularly our Black and Brown community,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “Kim is in a tough race and really needs our support,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think the nature of the campaign that’s been waged against her is really a campaign against all of the criminal justice reforms we’ve been struggling so hard to enact — for people who want to go back to the bad old days when the jail was often full of poor Black and brown people who were often there on charges of nonviolent offenses and they just couldn’t pay their bail,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kim Foxx ) : “It’s the folks who want to take us back to the bad old days who are opposing her candidacy. So we’re working hard for Kim and I know she will win as well,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 30, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This assistance is coming at a critical time in the U.S. employment market,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There is a tremendous need being felt throughout our county right now,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Members of the General Assembly should try to avoid implementing policies or initiatives that include investing additional dollars into police departments above and beyond what is already allocated to these departments,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many families are having a hard time making ends meet due to job loss during the pandemic. With the unemployment numbers rising and many workers furloughed, it’s becoming impossible to live check by check,” External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are on the rise and the pandemic is far from being over,” “Many of our communities are facing layoffs, furloughs and the notion of living check-to-check is becoming less of a possibility. People are choosing between buying groceries or paying bills” External link

chicagotribune Monday, October 26, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We once again call on our federal partners for action,” “But in the face of these troubling times, we in local government must move forward. We must do what we can with what we have. We know that the need remains critical and urgent” External link

chicagotribune Monday, October 26, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many of our communities are facing layoffs, furloughs and the notion of living check to check is becoming less of a possibility. People are choosing between buying groceries or paying bills,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 26, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “For more than a decade, Judge Toomin has blocked adoption of the program from the juvenile court. His decision has cost Cook County up to $1 million annually - money that could have provided care to youth in need and improved public safety by offering necessary services to youth and their families,” External link

washtimes Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So I put them on notice,” “This was a challenge we are all going to have to try to address together. Let’s put it that way” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 23, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So I put them on notice,” “This was a challenge we are all going to have to try to address together. Let’s put it that way” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 23, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “None of us know how long this pandemic will continue or what turns it will take,” “Because of that and because the Forest Preserves' reserve funds are not an endless resource, this proposed budget does not address bigger issues facing the Forest Preserves” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We refused to balance this budget on the backs of the residents and businesses who need resources the most,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 16, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Frankly, we’ve worked for a decade to put the county in a good place financially and we had, as a result, sufficient reserves to deal with this calamity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been an extraordinarily challenging year,” “A combination of the pandemic and the economic collapse of course have wreaked havoc with our families and our government at every level. But we’re very pleased to present to you today a budget that requires no new taxes” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As our recovery efforts evolve, we must take stock of the strides we’re making to provide essential services to our residents,” “As you know, COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequities Black and Brown communities face in terms of disinvestment. … We know that recovery will not happen overnight. We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come and, unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over” External link

suntimes Friday, October 9, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We know that recovery will not happen overnight,” “We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come. Unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over. … We must do whatever it takes to help people stay in their homes and keep their families safe” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As our recovery efforts evolve, we must take stock of the strides we’re making to provide essential services to our residents,” “As you know, COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequities Black and Brown communities face in terms of disinvestment. … We know that recovery will not happen overnight. We will feel the effects of COVID-19 for years to come and, unfortunately, the pandemic remains far from over” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Here’s the bottom line: The repeal of the ACA would not only financially cripple Cook County Health by dramatically increasing the amount of uncompensated health care we provide, it would be catastrophic — catastrophic — for the patients we serve,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “A repeal of the ACA would not only financially cripple Cook County Health by dramatically increasing the amount of uncompensated health care we already provide, it would be catastrophic to the patients we serve,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “A majority of those who do not have access are members of our Black and brown communities,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Science tells us that a mask — a simple mask — can literally save lives, as we continue the battle against COVID-19,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “I wish Commissioner Kevin Morrison a speedy recovery,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “I wish Commissioner Kevin Morrison a speedy recovery,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We can’t all succeed until our most underserved residents have the same opportunities as the rest of us,” External link

suntimes Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While many of us are deeply disappointed, discouraged and confused by the decision today, we must stay focused. Now is not the time for violence. Protest if you're moved to do so. Peaceful protest is powerful," "However, we cannot meet the violence of police with violence of our own. It gives ammunition to those who do not share our vision of racial justice" External link

patch Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Small business owners are used to dealing with the unexpected, but few have ever been through a crisis like COVID-19 before,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Small business owners are used to dealing with the unexpected, but few have ever been through a crisis like COVID-19 before,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While many of us are deeply disappointed, discouraged and confused by the decision today, we must stay focused. Now is not the time for violence,” “Protest if you’re moved to do so. Peaceful protest is powerful. However, we cannot meet the violence of police with violence of our own. It gives ammunition to those who do not share our vision of racial justice” External link

suntimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Funding made available through our process has allowed Oak Lawn to continue to provide critical services during the pandemic to our residents," External link

patch Friday, September 11, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We will be sure to keep local governments and leadership updated with information regarding this process as we approach the September 30th deadline," "We have all been through an immensely difficult time. I know the potential these dollars hold to help our communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic strain. I look forward to working with all of our municipalities to ensure they can access these resources, and we can rebuild as One Cook County" External link

patch Friday, September 11, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The challenges being faced today are unlike any that I encountered during my tenure. In fact, they’re greater than what we’ve ever seen in modern history,” “And that leaves us trying to connect teachers and students in new and creative ways. We must now use technology to provide meaningful instruction to our young people” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been a challenging year for everybody,” “You know the challenge isn’t over. … Young adults must, must continue to be vigilant and wearing masks and not partaking in high risk or large group activities” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think it’s a terrible idea, but I have no influence on the president’s decision making,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our young people must understand that they are not immune to the virus,” “Even if they are asymptomatic or experience mild symptoms, they can still spread the virus to others who are elderly like their grandparents … young adults must continue to be vigilant in wearing masks and not partake in high risk or large group activities” External link

suntimes Monday, August 31, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This has been a challenging year for everybody,” “You know the challenge isn’t over. … Young adults must, must continue to be vigilant and wearing masks and not partaking in high risk or large group activities” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 31, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We need everyone to wear a mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands consistently to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t lose the gains we have made,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 28, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These numbers point to a harsh reality as we come closer to the end of 2020. And Once again, the burden is being felt disproportionately in communities of color,” “While a quarter of our county’s population is African American — about 24% — close to 43% of the cases this office sees are African American residents” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As a community we must do better,” “These aren’t just names on a page, these are our neighbors, our friends, our family” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “In addition to the ongoing Cook County emergency support, it is important to ensure a fair opportunity for residents to take full advantage of the critical Cook County relief services — such as our Rental Assistance program,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is not surprising that the communities that have suffered the most are the ones who have the least. Disinvestment, red lining and systemic racism have culminated in a crisis that once again hits the African American community hardest,” External link

guardian Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s evident that the need remains critical and urgent,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 7, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We get it. It's summer. Young people are tired of the restrictions," External link

patch Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While these conversations are long overdue, they could not have happened during a more pressing moment for our nation,” “But I’ve said throughout my career, I believe there’s clearly a need for police reform and for reducing and redirecting our investment in law enforcement ... [the] resolution provides us a framework as we consider our priorities and how we can better serve our communities and honor Black lives” External link

suntimes Friday, July 31, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The tremendous investments we make are not in the relatively modest sheriff’s police, they’re in the jail,” “We have to try to move resources to community-based organizations that are doing the important work of keeping people out of the jail” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Michael Madigan ) : “I’m deeply disturbed that we find ourselves in this place — yet again,” “Today’s reports regarding ComEd and the implications regarding Speaker Madigan’s involvement erode the public’s trust in our elected officials and in government. Corruption has no place here” External link

suntimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This year continues to illuminate the dangerous consequences we face as a result of centuries — centuries — of racial inequity,” “The victims of the opioid epidemic have been quietly dying around us. We must be their voice to prevent future, needless, preventable deaths plaguing our community” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our county and our nation are facing a number of alarming challenges,” “The victims of the opioid epidemic have been quietly dying around us” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of those things together have had a devastating impact on the health of our community,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Climate change didn’t cause these inequities, but it made viable a set of conditions that were always present but unacknowledged,” “We collectively created the conditions that made it possible for so many residents to die in 1995. And if we’re aware of these conditions, we can and should change them” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we know, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities,” “This approach is designed to ensure these dollars are going to communities most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic” External link

chicagotribune Friday, July 10, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we know, COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities,” “This approach is designed to ensure these dollars are going to communities most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We — all of us — desperately need help with lost revenue, and the federal government can provide that,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, June 26, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is the largest budget gap we’ve seen in almost a decade, so we’re going to be looking at holdbacks, we’re going to be looking at delaying purchases, renegotiating contracts with our vendors, a variety of strategies to meet the challenge that we face,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “All of us desperately need help with lost revenue, and the federal government can provide that just as they provided support through the CARES Act, and we’re hopeful that some action will be taken this summer,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “What’s happened in this pandemic is it’s laid bare, stripped bare, the inequities that we see across communities in the city and in the county,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This investment comes at a critical time as we reckon with impacts of COVID-19, and begin the difficult work of recovering,” “With high unemployment rates because of the pandemic, this is a real challenge, and I look forward to working with Amazon to hire locally to help Southland communities recover” External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Friday, June 19, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I often say, whatever else happens to me in life, I will never be 7 or 8-years-old and dreading walking home from school and getting beat up again,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “How the police department relates to the community has to drastically change,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Sobering in that it’s yet another murder of an unarmed black person by the police, and, as I’ve said repeatedly, my belief is that, in this country, Black and Brown people, wherever you are, can be murdered with impunity by the police, so it’s not a situation that’s unique to Minneapolis,” “Nor is it unique to this time or place. This is part of the endemic racism in this country that has been true since our country’s inception, that people of color can be murdered by the police with impunity” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think we have to dramatically reduce the amount we spend on law enforcement. I think it doesn’t make sense to think that you can have no police,” “The police can’t be an agent for oppression and enforcers of racial inequality. The police have to be public servants” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If we’re going to spend $33 million on police [as is currently the case in Chicago’s public schools], let’s spend that $33 million on counselors, on social workers, on nurses in the schools … rather than making it clear to them that schools are part of the criminal justice system, and we’re just waiting for an opportunity to put you in the criminal justice system,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There are moments in which there’s momentous change — those are rare moments, though, the exception to the rule,” “Most change is incremental, and I’m hoping this is one of those rare moments where there can be significant change. But, as I said, it took 250 years to abolish slavery and generations to give women the right to vote. So, I’m hopeful” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been through a difficult time,” “While we’ve made incredible progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months, the pandemic is clearly not over. It’s important that we continue to follow health guidelines … as we navigate this new phase” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 12, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 12, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “For Cook County to reopen it is critical that we quickly ramp up our contact tracing capabilities,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Along with these protests we must return to rebuilding our communities that have been devastated by looting and destruction,” “We must protect our family-owned, minority-owned businesses who are still cleaning up broken glass and decimated shelves” External link

suntimes Friday, June 5, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We must seize this moment and try to bring freedom and justice to every American but we cannot do this by destroying communities,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We cannot do this by destroying our communities,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As we attempt to open up Illinois in stages, we have to be very, very cautious that we aren’t heightening the impact of the pandemic by our carelessness,” External link

suntimes Monday, June 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Over the last few decades, the way shelters care for our pets has evolved,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Over the last few decades, the way shelters care for our pets has evolved,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote ( about Rachel Rubin ) : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our world has been turned upside down,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “and we’ve yet to reach the halfway mark of 2020,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote ( about Rachel Rubin ) : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We must rely on data and science to drive our decision-making while also encouraging first responders to take the same precautions they would going into any home,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced, will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Friday, May 22, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Friday, May 22, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t see how anyone who understands the endemic nature of racism in this country, and the discrimination that black and brown people have experienced will assume that this resolution is somehow going to be immune from that discrimination and endemic racism,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This health and hospital system has served our county for 180 years. It’s always taken in anyone who comes through our doors regardless of their race or gender, sexual orientation, immigration status or ability to pay,” “And this challenge, this pandemic challenge, just reflects the incredible health inequities that we see in our county and our country ... This is not a red state or a blue state issue, local government all across the country are hurting” External link

suntimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We have a moral obligation to focus on equity as well,” “Our recovery from this pandemic must include everyone. ... It must include our black and Latinx communities, because we’ve already seen that with COVID-19, as is true of every other crisis, our black and brown communities are hit the hardest” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While digital equity mattered before, it matters even more now,” “Students are languishing at home, unable to complete their homework without laptops and missing Zoom classes because they don't have high bandwidth. Families struggled to apply for unemployment relief because they can't fill out the applications on their phone” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Many of these riders are workers who have been historically undervalued until now,” “Our grocery store workers, pharmacy assistants, nurses and line cooks need affordable, accessible transit now more than ever” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These initiatives address the root causes of inequity, including our community partners and residents and ensure that when Cook County recovers from this crisis, we will recover together,” “Our recovery will encompass everyone, not just those who have the access to the most resources” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is our hope this measure can help alleviate some of the financial strain and anxiety being experienced by residents and businesses, while balancing the fiscal needs of our underlying taxing districts,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are incredibly difficult times for our residents and this measure creates much-needed breathing room for Cook County property owners,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s mission-critical for health care workers to be prepared to care for patients coming in who are critically ill due to COVID-19,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I think you have to understand that as we open the economy more people will die,” “These are very, very tough decisions to make … the more quickly we open the economy, the more we endanger people. I would be in favor of a gradual approach and I think that’s where the governor is, I believe” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “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,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re doing everything we can in Cook County to ensure that businesses nonprofits and gig workers survive this crisis and thrive when it’s finally over,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If we can use this money, if we can use the CARES Act money for lost revenue, that will put us in a quite different place than if it’s not acceptable,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This pandemic has forced millions of people in the region out of their jobs, with the most vulnerable communities being the hardest hit. Small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, gig workers, artists and independent contractors are experiencing unprecedented challenges and many of them are in the fight of their lives to stay operational. Recovery is paramount to all of us now,” “There’s no silver bullet for turning things around. But I’m convinced that we can improve our regional outlook through collaborative efforts. Regions with the least inequality perform the best. And for this to happen, we need to work together to drive this change” External link

suntimes Friday, April 24, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our first responders, our health care community, both in our hospitals and our nursing home setting, workers in correctional facilities, all face an additional burden when they leave work each day,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “They fear bringing the virus home to their loved ones. We owe it to them to provide a safe place to quarantine if they may be exposed to [coronavirus] but are not experiencing any symptoms. We must protect their loved ones while they protect us,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” External link

suntimes Monday, April 20, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” “I’m not a member of the committee that made this choice, I wasn’t present, I don’t know anything about the proceedings” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I don’t really know anything about this person, and so I can’t really comment on him, or his capability for the job or people who were protesting his potential appointment,” “I’m not a member of the committee that made this choice, I wasn’t present, I don’t know anything about the proceedings” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “At the beginning of this year most of us had no idea that a mask could literally be the difference between life and death, but today, that’s our reality,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Seventy-five to 80 percent need to be here because they are accused of violent crimes," "That means we have about a thousand people that we could work to try to figure out how to get back into the community safely" External link

npr Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “One of the biggest challenges for local units of government is the fact that we haven’t had a comprehensive and coherent effort at the federal level in both the stockpile and distribution of this equipment,” External link

politico Monday, April 13, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes," External link

wcvb Friday, April 10, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Jails in this country are petri dishes,” External link

fox2now Friday, April 10, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 10, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 10, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has the responsibility for a surge of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

washtimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “While my hope is that we have made plans that we will not have to utilize, I realize that my administration has a responsibility to prepare for a surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes. They're the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships," External link

wtva Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Jails in this country are petri dishes. They’re the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships,” External link

wsvn Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Crunch time for us I think is May, and my financial staff is working very hard to figure out where we are financially and what projections are for revenue and expenses and beyond,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you whether any of those, or all of them, are insured either in private insurance or through a Medicaid expansion program or Medicaid itself, but half of our patients in the hospital at the moment are COVID-19,” “The impact on us is pretty considerable and, of course, the governor has said that we haven’t reached the peak yet in terms of what he expects in Illinois” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re very mindful of the serious impact a recession will have on our budget,” “We’ve experienced large shortfalls in the past, as well as dramatic losses of revenue. We’ve always made the tough decisions to meet our fiscal obligations and we always will. This has been a very difficult month but we are rising to the challenge” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Cook County has a large workforce and unfortunately, like all large workplaces and communities, we are likely to continue to learn of more positive test results involving County employees or their loved ones as more tests become available and the virus continues to spread,” “We are all navigating uncharted waters, but while we continue to be challenged now and in the days and weeks ahead we remain one community, we remain one Cook County and we will get through this difficult season — together,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This fund has been designed to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable local businesses and workers during the pandemic,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "Jails in this country are petri dishes. They're the government equivalent of nursing homes or cruise ships," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We started hearing about the pandemic in China, of course, in December,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve been doing these Zoom things, which my staff is helping me do,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We will not get through this without knowing people who are sick and knowing people who have passed away,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We will, as we have in the past, care for the majority of the uninsured,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 3, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I know it is difficult to predict what will happen next week, next month, next year because this crisis has narrowed our focus,” “But we can’t lose sight of the impact of the census, and what impact it will have on all of our communities for the next decade” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I know it is difficult to predict what will happen next week, next month, next year because this crisis has narrowed our focus,” “But we can’t lose sight of the impact of the census, and what impact it will have on all of our communities for the next decade” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Our focus is not on the finances,” “Our focus has been on trying to figure out how we’re going to deliver care to all the people who are going to swamp the healthcare system” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I can’t tell you how much of a financial impact that it will have because we don’t know how long the pandemic will prohibit us from doing elective surgeries,” “This is a two-fold impact on our healthcare system. One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “continue to be our biggest public health problem within the county,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Forest Preserves has always offered us access to the natural world close to home and a place to be outside,” “But if we see places where people are not fully following their responsibility, we can and will close those locations” External link

suntimes Monday, March 30, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "We're focusing on those who are elderly and in frail health, pregnant woman, people who were accused of nonviolent crimes who have bails of less a thousand dollars who haven't been able to pay them," External link

wrcbtv Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Forest Preserves has always offered us access to the natural world close to home and a place to be outside,” “But if we see places where people are not fully following their responsibility, we can and will close those locations” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives,” “It’s a fight for our family members lives and our sheriff’s deputies lives. And here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives, and our families lives, and our sheriff’s deputies’ lives,” “Right here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Friday, March 27, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s no question we’re in a fight, and this is the fight of our lives, and our families lives, and our sheriff’s deputies’ lives,” “Right here at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fight for the lives of those who are innocent until proven guilty” External link

suntimes Friday, March 27, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “These are much-needed supplies going to areas lacking important resources. Distributing these masks, gloves and other equipment is a critically important measure to help ensure coronavirus care can be provided,” “We are incredibly grateful for the heroic work of our first responders and must do whatever we can to provide them the tools necessary to do their jobs effectively and as safely as possible” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I want to assure residents that the Cook County Department of Public Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the state public health department as we monitor the situation closely,” External link

suntimes Monday, March 2, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “A presumptive case of novel coronavirus (2019-CoV) has been identified in suburban Cook County. Final confirmation results from the CDC are pending,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “A presumptive case of novel coronavirus (2019-CoV) has been identified in suburban Cook County. Final confirmation results from the CDC are pending,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “I want to assure residents that the Cook County Department of Public Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the state public health department as we monitor the situation closely,” External link

suntimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “And those who want to go backward, who are not happy that there are fewer black and brown people in our jail, have attacked her from the right,” “Every single candidate who opposes her is opposing her from the right. We have to understand that” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about County State ) : “The Cook County Democratic Party slates candidates. It has always been true and it is still true, that not every committeeman puts on their palm card every candidate slated by the party,” “And the chairman of the party has no control over the individual decisions [made] by a committeeman” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re looking at a variety of ways in which we can address that challenge, but it is clearly the biggest challenge we face, it’s not just here it’s across the country,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The Board of Commissioners is responsible for raising the revenue to support the health and hospital system,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’d be a bad elected official if I said there was no solution to the problem,” “It’s a challenge, and we’ll figure out how to address it” External link

suntimes Friday, February 28, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’ve always made it quite clear my reasons for supporting legalization have nothing to do with my own personal consumption — I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’m not inclined to use marijuana in any way,” “This is about substances out there that are widely used, and whether or not it should be illegal, and my view has always been legal especially since the only people who get arrested for possession are black and brown kids. I always said, you know, [if] we’re not going to arrest white kids for this, we shouldn’t arrest anybody” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When the board decided not to renew Dr. Shannon’s contract we looked frankly at everything that was going on at the system, and the conclusion was that the board and the president needed to be more involved again in terms of communication, accountability and transparency,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m hopeful that, as I said, we can get this done in the next six months and have a new chief executive in place as we move forward,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This budget builds on years of hard work, difficult decisions, hard votes and fiscally responsible steps we’ve taken in Cook County,” “Doing what’s right and responsible isn’t always easy” External link

suntimes Friday, November 22, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m not sure how this is gonna play out, and I don’t want to speculate on any actions we might take in the future,” “But I think it was clear to me anyway that we needed to make some changes in leadership as a result of his continued absence, and we’re in the process of doing that. And we’ll have some recommendations for December” External link

suntimes Friday, November 22, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Public trust in the Land Bank’s transactions and mission is critical to its continued success,” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I won’t have my name dragged through the mud,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I won’t have my name dragged through the mud,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” “How we’re going to [address uncompensated care] is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on this year” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Kevin Morrison ) : “First of all, our job is to make ballot access as broad as possible, so I’m very grateful to commissioners Britton and Kevin Morrison who put forward this notion of expanding ballot access and increasing the number of languages that we provide to voters,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 25, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “My view is that it’s disturbing that Commissioner Tobolski’s offices have been raided, however, there hasn’t been charged brought against him,” “Should there be charges brought against him, my response might be different, but in the current situation, it is my expectation that he will return to the body and perform his duties” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’re cognizant of the current atmosphere facing Cook County taxpayers, and it goes without saying there’s a great sensitivity to any potential levy increase,” “But let me be abundantly clear: we remain serious and committed to helping the forest preserves, and we will do everything in our power to help prioritize their needs and help them find viable long term solutions that will benefit all Cook County residents” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If I had a magic wand I’d fix it,” “How we’re going to [address uncompensated care] is complicated and difficult and it’s truly something we’re going to work on this year” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “decided that he was going to reduce Medicaid rolls by not processing applications,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It will continue to be a fiscal challenge and it’s on kind of an exponential curve,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The criminal justice system has ground up black and brown people on drug charges since the 1990s, when we decided we were going to have a war on drugs, and it ended up being a war on black and brown communities,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “To do that, we’re going to have to look at the processes in our criminal justice system, as opposed to our focus previously on bond court and bond court reform,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 11, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Since black and brown people are disproportionately impacted by marijuana arrests, we should do everything in our power to expunge their records and help make them whole,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We clearly face some challenges, and the principal challenge that we face is around uncompensated care in the healthcare system and believe me, that’s something that I’ve talked to our health care managers about and intend to talk to the board about what is their strategy for, for addressing this significant challenge?” “I think I’ll leave it at that” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The budget reflects, you know, 10 years of hard work,” “So, I’m proud of that 10 years of hard work” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Based on a financial analysis, it was recommended that Cook County purchase rather than rent Blue Island Center because it will save us money,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “nearly tenfold since we began instituting bail reform,” External link

suntimes Friday, August 30, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle disse : "Esta é claramente uma noite histórica, pois até pouco tempo atrás, duas mulheres negras em um segundo turno para a prefeitura, seria algo impensável" External link

noticias-r7 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle disse : "Esta é claramente uma noite histórica, pois até pouco tempo atrás, duas mulheres negras em um segundo turno para a prefeitura, seria algo impensável" External link

uol Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle dit : “Je pense aux enfants et à la ville dans laquelle ils grandissent et à ce que cela voudra dire pour ces jeunes garçons et jeunes filles de voir des leaders qui leur ressemblent dans le bureau du maire” External link

courrierinternational Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle dijo : “Este es un cargo para principiantes” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president38.14%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
cook county board president30.58%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
county board president29.21%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
public defender0.69%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
sheriff0.69%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
does cook county board president0.34%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
chairwoman0.34%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Toni PreckwinkleEN94.40%
Toni PreckwinkleFR3.82%
Toni PreckwinklePT1.62%
Toni PreckwinkleES0.16%
Tony PreckwinkleEN0.00%


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