Toni Preckwinkle

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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 said : “are supposed to be setting something up,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If you are going to be an elected official in a democracy, you’re going to have to spend your time begging, wheedling, cajoling, apologizing for things you didn’t do, and trying to work with people you can’t stand,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The immediate issue that we need to try to work together on is the bond issue,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As everyone knows there’s no single remedy to the complex challenges of ending violence,” “I requested in my message that we have a private, face-to-face meeting to start the process of discussing strategies to combat gun violence, which plagues so many of our communities” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “Cook County’s bond system is not the reason behind gun violence in Chicago,” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Eddie Johnson ) : “Here are the facts: We’ve invited the Mayor and Superintendent Johnson to the table several times in hopes of having a productive conversation based on identifying solutions,” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Concern about our pension liabilities is a common issue, but it’s always the details — the devil’s in the details, isn’t that the saying?” “We’ll see — I hope to work together” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle stated ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “I’m disappointed Mayor Lightfoot continues to confuse the issues of how to reduce Chicago’s gun violence with our efforts to ensure our justice system is safe, fair, efficient and represents the voice of both victims and the accused,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “I’m disappointed Mayor Lightfoot continues to confuse the issues of how to reduce Chicago’s gun violence with our efforts to ensure our justice system is safe, fair, efficient and represents the voice of both victims and the accused,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM 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 wrote : “The problem is not what happens when violent criminals come before judges in Chicago, but rather what happens when violent criminals are never brought before a judge,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s important to remind folks that this is an iconic South Side institution and will continue to be an iconic South Side institution — and it dates back to 1891,” “We are committed to providing quality health care to patients throughout the county. We’ve had this Provident site as part of our health and hospital system since 1993 … We have a longstanding county commitment, as well as the previous institutional significance to the African American community as an African American owned and operated facility. And we will continue to serve the people of the mid and farther South Side of Chicago with the hospital there” External link

suntimes Monday, August 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This kind of housing is really critical to the stability of our communities. We’ve got to be able to provide housing for all the folks who live here,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that this development focuses on the disability community. I hope that our communities would be open to affordable housing more broadly for families as well,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Criminal justice reform is a priority and it is necessary. We must do all we can to reverse the devasting impact of mass incarceration of black, brown and poor people in this country; and, equally so, it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure that every resident has the ability to live in safe and healthy neighborhoods,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “county judges, county prosecutors — and their failure to do their job and that’s simply not true,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The city faces an incredible challenge with the number of shootings and murders that occur mostly on our weekends. … and we have to figure out how we’re going to address that. First you have to acknowledge that it’s there and not, as a I said, just point the finger at other people,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle writes : “Cook County’s bond system is not the reason behind gun violence in Chicago,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

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

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “I made myself clear on the campaign — I haven’t changed my mind,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When I decided to run for mayor I realized there were a lot of things I still wanted to do,” “I think there’s a lot of good work that I can still do” External link

suntimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She was a tough and effective labor leader,” “She was also fun — she had a great sense of humor ... She was a great lady, I liked her a lot” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When I decided to run for mayor I realized there were a lot of things I still wanted to do,” “I think there’s a lot of good work that I can still do” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Bob Fioretti ) : “When I first ran for this office I thought that I would have to do a lot of difficult things, and we surely did in the first four years,” “We made a lot of hard choices, which have made it, frankly, progressively easier to deal with our challenges. In 2014, I didn’t have any opposition, and in 2018 [former Ald.] Bob Fioretti was the candidate against me. We’re just going to continue to do the good work we’ve been doing” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I see a direct line from the advocacy of the 1980s and the 1990s to us today,” “Though Chicago has long been home to the LGBT community, we know that it’s taken decades of passionate leaders to get us where we are today” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I had an agenda for myself when I ran for this job and these are things I care about: access to public health, criminal justice reform, economic development,” “I made a commitment, I was going to try to do something about the county, both in terms of its fiscal operation and its substantive agenda so that’s what I’m going to try to do for one more term,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s a difference between what is apparently an investigation and a criminal charge and that’s something to consider,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s a difference between what is apparently an investigation and a criminal charge and that’s something to consider,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When we walked in the doorway we had a $487 million gap to close — that’s half a billion dollars,” “Every year thereafter the gap we had to close was smaller because we made structural changes in our operations ... and now it’s down from $487 million, which is where we started in the budget for 2011, to now where it’s … 18 million” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made some very difficult decisions over the last nine years,” “We reduced our personnel costs significantly and made a number of other difficult decisions over the last nine years that have put us in a pretty good place now” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is a top priority of my administration to create a workplace where employees and members of the public are treated with respect and support,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 31, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Government at every level at this time is resource-challenged,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 24, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Clearly, the Republicans have decided that this issue is one in which they can ride to success in 2020, and they are going to continue across the country and in their state legislatures to pass statutes that limit or eliminate the possibilities of choice,” “This is not a time in which we can stand on the sidelines” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “It is a mixed blessing succeeding somebody who is inept,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” “This is a good opportunity for us to try to figure out how we can work on behalf of everybody” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : “It’s in the interests of both of us for the city to be successful, and so we’re both going to work on that” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” “This is a good opportunity for us to try to figure out how we can work on behalf of everybody” External link

chicagotribune Monday, May 13, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : “It’s in the interests of both of us for the city to be successful, and so we’re both going to work on that” External link

chicagotribune Monday, May 13, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve taken a step forward as a community toward fairness, inclusion and healing,” “The ordinance we’ve just passed is in line with federal fair housing laws because it balances the need for inclusion with the need for safety … This is the latest step in our mission to bring equity to Cook County” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Edward Burne ) : “To be determined. We have to contact people first and see where they are,” “But you know, look. The irony is that, I was more scrutinized than even Ald. Burke over the course of this campaign around this issue. We still have some work to do to clean it up” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “He shared with me that his son was looking for a new opportunity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Of course not. I’m president of the county. This is the second largest county in the country,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Surely running for mayor is an indication that I’m willing to take on tough challenges,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So you found one unhappy camper,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She’s an incumbent, I think she’s going to be slated,” “I strongly support the good work she’s done in her office, not just her refocus of the office on violent crime … but her exoneration of individuals who’ve been … ground up in our criminal justice system” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So you found one unhappy camper,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She’s an incumbent, I think she’s going to be slated,” “I strongly support the good work she’s done in her office, not just her refocus of the office on violent crime … but her exoneration of individuals who’ve been … ground up in our criminal justice system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “He shared with me that his son was looking for a new opportunity,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

bakersfieldnow Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "My whole career has been about change, and change is action and results, not simply words," External link

bakersfieldnow Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and our city, and I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : "This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I'm not disheartened," External link

wtva Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : "The idea that she would suggest that change is easy is just a manifestation of how little you understand of how government works," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "I'm grateful for the support I received from Chance this morning," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While I was transforming our healthcare system, increasing access and improving the quality of care, my opponent was working for a law firm that defends tobacco companies and polluters," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 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 said : “This is not an entry-level job,” External link

nypost Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "It's easy to talk about change," External link

minnesota-publicradio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "For a while, I may be disappointed," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "The commitment needs to be to work together for the interests of the people of the city of Chicago," External link

upi Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is not an entry-level job,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:01:00 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 told : “This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I’m not disheartened,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:13:00 AM 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 told : “Not long ago, two African-American women vying for this position would’ve been unthinkable,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made previously unthinkable change a reality, and there’s more we can do,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Not long ago, two African-American women vying for this position would’ve been unthinkable,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made previously unthinkable change a reality, and there’s more we can do,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I’m not disheartened,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:51:00 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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cook county board president30.58%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
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sheriff0.69%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
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chairwoman0.34%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
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Toni PreckwinkleEN94.40%
Toni PreckwinkleFR3.82%
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Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “To laud his efforts in the face of that clearly documented history of ethical misconduct and harm to low-income and working class families ... shows a tone-deafness to the voters of this city. It says she’s not listening and doesn’t represent the kind of change Chicago needs,” “Toni Preckwinkle is endorsing this honoring of Joe Berrios. She has stood up for him repeatedly in the face of overwhelming evidence . . . This kind of machine-style, we’ll-do-whatever-we-want, the-voters-be-damned attitude is not gonna be tolerated by the voters of this city” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “If President Preckwinkle is interested in having a productive conversation on any topic my door is always open,” External link

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

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “Today is April 3, a new day for all of Chicago,” “And I’m looking forward to the future. I’m looking ahead to hard work in the coming weeks and to collaborating with President Preckwinkle and other elected officials to bring the change that Chicagoans voted for and that we so desperately need” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : "President Preckwinkle says change is difficult, it's not difficult if you have resolve and it's not difficult if you're not part of the broken corrupt political machine," External link

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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 said : “are supposed to be setting something up,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “If you are going to be an elected official in a democracy, you’re going to have to spend your time begging, wheedling, cajoling, apologizing for things you didn’t do, and trying to work with people you can’t stand,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The immediate issue that we need to try to work together on is the bond issue,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “As everyone knows there’s no single remedy to the complex challenges of ending violence,” “I requested in my message that we have a private, face-to-face meeting to start the process of discussing strategies to combat gun violence, which plagues so many of our communities” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle wrote : “Cook County’s bond system is not the reason behind gun violence in Chicago,” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Eddie Johnson ) : “Here are the facts: We’ve invited the Mayor and Superintendent Johnson to the table several times in hopes of having a productive conversation based on identifying solutions,” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Concern about our pension liabilities is a common issue, but it’s always the details — the devil’s in the details, isn’t that the saying?” “We’ll see — I hope to work together” External link

suntimes Friday, September 6, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle stated ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “I’m disappointed Mayor Lightfoot continues to confuse the issues of how to reduce Chicago’s gun violence with our efforts to ensure our justice system is safe, fair, efficient and represents the voice of both victims and the accused,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “I’m disappointed Mayor Lightfoot continues to confuse the issues of how to reduce Chicago’s gun violence with our efforts to ensure our justice system is safe, fair, efficient and represents the voice of both victims and the accused,” External link

suntimes Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM 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 wrote : “The problem is not what happens when violent criminals come before judges in Chicago, but rather what happens when violent criminals are never brought before a judge,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It’s important to remind folks that this is an iconic South Side institution and will continue to be an iconic South Side institution — and it dates back to 1891,” “We are committed to providing quality health care to patients throughout the county. We’ve had this Provident site as part of our health and hospital system since 1993 … We have a longstanding county commitment, as well as the previous institutional significance to the African American community as an African American owned and operated facility. And we will continue to serve the people of the mid and farther South Side of Chicago with the hospital there” External link

suntimes Monday, August 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This kind of housing is really critical to the stability of our communities. We’ve got to be able to provide housing for all the folks who live here,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I’m grateful that this development focuses on the disability community. I hope that our communities would be open to affordable housing more broadly for families as well,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, August 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Criminal justice reform is a priority and it is necessary. We must do all we can to reverse the devasting impact of mass incarceration of black, brown and poor people in this country; and, equally so, it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure that every resident has the ability to live in safe and healthy neighborhoods,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “county judges, county prosecutors — and their failure to do their job and that’s simply not true,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “The city faces an incredible challenge with the number of shootings and murders that occur mostly on our weekends. … and we have to figure out how we’re going to address that. First you have to acknowledge that it’s there and not, as a I said, just point the finger at other people,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle writes : “Cook County’s bond system is not the reason behind gun violence in Chicago,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

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

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “I made myself clear on the campaign — I haven’t changed my mind,” External link

suntimes Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When I decided to run for mayor I realized there were a lot of things I still wanted to do,” “I think there’s a lot of good work that I can still do” External link

suntimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She was a tough and effective labor leader,” “She was also fun — she had a great sense of humor ... She was a great lady, I liked her a lot” External link

suntimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When I decided to run for mayor I realized there were a lot of things I still wanted to do,” “I think there’s a lot of good work that I can still do” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Bob Fioretti ) : “When I first ran for this office I thought that I would have to do a lot of difficult things, and we surely did in the first four years,” “We made a lot of hard choices, which have made it, frankly, progressively easier to deal with our challenges. In 2014, I didn’t have any opposition, and in 2018 [former Ald.] Bob Fioretti was the candidate against me. We’re just going to continue to do the good work we’ve been doing” External link

suntimes Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I see a direct line from the advocacy of the 1980s and the 1990s to us today,” “Though Chicago has long been home to the LGBT community, we know that it’s taken decades of passionate leaders to get us where we are today” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “I had an agenda for myself when I ran for this job and these are things I care about: access to public health, criminal justice reform, economic development,” “I made a commitment, I was going to try to do something about the county, both in terms of its fiscal operation and its substantive agenda so that’s what I’m going to try to do for one more term,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s a difference between what is apparently an investigation and a criminal charge and that’s something to consider,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “There’s a difference between what is apparently an investigation and a criminal charge and that’s something to consider,” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “When we walked in the doorway we had a $487 million gap to close — that’s half a billion dollars,” “Every year thereafter the gap we had to close was smaller because we made structural changes in our operations ... and now it’s down from $487 million, which is where we started in the budget for 2011, to now where it’s … 18 million” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made some very difficult decisions over the last nine years,” “We reduced our personnel costs significantly and made a number of other difficult decisions over the last nine years that have put us in a pretty good place now” External link

suntimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “It is a top priority of my administration to create a workplace where employees and members of the public are treated with respect and support,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 31, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Government at every level at this time is resource-challenged,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, May 24, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Clearly, the Republicans have decided that this issue is one in which they can ride to success in 2020, and they are going to continue across the country and in their state legislatures to pass statutes that limit or eliminate the possibilities of choice,” “This is not a time in which we can stand on the sidelines” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “It is a mixed blessing succeeding somebody who is inept,” External link

suntimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” “This is a good opportunity for us to try to figure out how we can work on behalf of everybody” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : “It’s in the interests of both of us for the city to be successful, and so we’re both going to work on that” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” “This is a good opportunity for us to try to figure out how we can work on behalf of everybody” External link

chicagotribune Monday, May 13, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : “It’s in the interests of both of us for the city to be successful, and so we’re both going to work on that” External link

chicagotribune Monday, May 13, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We’ve taken a step forward as a community toward fairness, inclusion and healing,” “The ordinance we’ve just passed is in line with federal fair housing laws because it balances the need for inclusion with the need for safety … This is the latest step in our mission to bring equity to Cook County” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Edward Burne ) : “To be determined. We have to contact people first and see where they are,” “But you know, look. The irony is that, I was more scrutinized than even Ald. Burke over the course of this campaign around this issue. We still have some work to do to clean it up” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “He shared with me that his son was looking for a new opportunity,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Of course not. I’m president of the county. This is the second largest county in the country,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Surely running for mayor is an indication that I’m willing to take on tough challenges,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So you found one unhappy camper,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She’s an incumbent, I think she’s going to be slated,” “I strongly support the good work she’s done in her office, not just her refocus of the office on violent crime … but her exoneration of individuals who’ve been … ground up in our criminal justice system” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “So you found one unhappy camper,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “You know, I’m looking forward to the next four years,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “She’s an incumbent, I think she’s going to be slated,” “I strongly support the good work she’s done in her office, not just her refocus of the office on violent crime … but her exoneration of individuals who’ve been … ground up in our criminal justice system” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “Half the people in the county are residents of the city,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “He shared with me that his son was looking for a new opportunity,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

bakersfieldnow Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "My whole career has been about change, and change is action and results, not simply words," External link

bakersfieldnow Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and in our city,” “And I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “We have some real challenges ahead of us in our county and our city, and I look forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot to address those challenges,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : "This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I'm not disheartened," External link

wtva Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle replied : "The idea that she would suggest that change is easy is just a manifestation of how little you understand of how government works," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "I'm grateful for the support I received from Chance this morning," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "While I was transforming our healthcare system, increasing access and improving the quality of care, my opponent was working for a law firm that defends tobacco companies and polluters," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 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 said : “This is not an entry-level job,” External link

nypost Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "It's easy to talk about change," External link

minnesota-publicradio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "For a while, I may be disappointed," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "The commitment needs to be to work together for the interests of the people of the city of Chicago," External link

upi Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “This is not an entry-level job,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:01:00 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 told : “This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I’m not disheartened,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:13:00 AM 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 told : “Not long ago, two African-American women vying for this position would’ve been unthinkable,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made previously unthinkable change a reality, and there’s more we can do,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “Not long ago, two African-American women vying for this position would’ve been unthinkable,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : “We made previously unthinkable change a reality, and there’s more we can do,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle told : “This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I’m not disheartened,” External link

fox2now Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Toni Preckwinkle said : "This is not an entry-level job," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:51:00 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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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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Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “To laud his efforts in the face of that clearly documented history of ethical misconduct and harm to low-income and working class families ... shows a tone-deafness to the voters of this city. It says she’s not listening and doesn’t represent the kind of change Chicago needs,” “Toni Preckwinkle is endorsing this honoring of Joe Berrios. She has stood up for him repeatedly in the face of overwhelming evidence . . . This kind of machine-style, we’ll-do-whatever-we-want, the-voters-be-damned attitude is not gonna be tolerated by the voters of this city” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “If President Preckwinkle is interested in having a productive conversation on any topic my door is always open,” External link

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

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : “Today is April 3, a new day for all of Chicago,” “And I’m looking forward to the future. I’m looking ahead to hard work in the coming weeks and to collaborating with President Preckwinkle and other elected officials to bring the change that Chicagoans voted for and that we so desperately need” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Lori Lightfoot said ( about Toni Preckwinkle ) : "President Preckwinkle says change is difficult, it's not difficult if you have resolve and it's not difficult if you're not part of the broken corrupt political machine," External link

patch Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT