Transition of power at the Cook County Board

December 7, 2010

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(AP/M. Spencer Green)
Toni Preckwinkle took over as the new Cook County Board President.

In her inaugural speech Monday, the new President of the Cook County Board laid out her agenda: To cut costs and close the estimated $487 million deficit. Toni Preckwinkle vowed to streamline County business and presented a timeline for rolling back the remaining half-penny sales tax hike.

To learn more about the challenges facing Preckwinkle, "Eight Forty-Eight" turned to Lisa Donovan.  Donovan covers Cook County government for the Chicago Sun-Times.