Eight Forty-Eight


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Toni Preckwinkle took over as Cook County Board President last December.

Dec. 07, 2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle just celebrated one year in office. President Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the last year at the Cook County Board. Then, WBEZ blogger Lee Bey spoke about the architectural legacy of some of the Chicago Public Schools that are being phased out. Plus, WBEZ’s education reporter Linda Lutton joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about a map she made that plots out school closings over the last decade in Chicago, which, if this year’s round of proposed closings and turnarounds is approved, the city will have shut down or turned around more than 100 schools in that decade. And while Frank Lloyd Wright was not always known for being flexible on matters of design, Chicago magazine’s Dennis Rodkin discovered a unique Wright home going up for auction that was designed around a Rockford resident's needs.