A suburban high school in Chicago is the center of a debate about how to accommodate transgender students without singling them out. At issue is whether a student who identifies as female can use the girls locker room in the same fashion as other female peers do.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is scheduled to visit a suburb Monday where some residents want to secede from the county. Board President Preckwinkle said she's looking forward to the visit to northwest suburban Palatine."
Mayor-elect Emanuel’s real counterpart in county government is dealing with an estimated budget shortfall of $487 million. In her transition report last December, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle floated some ideas on how to close that budget shortfall.