The new Cook County Board, sworn in Monday, is promising to be more civil than its predecessor.So far, they're all getting along. But the county board hasn't always been the friendliest of places. It has a history of spawning some epic political rivalries.
Toni Preckwinkle is now officially the first elected female to serve as Cook County Board President. She took the oath of office this morning.A lot of the ceremony was back-slapping and smiles, but in her inaugural address, Preckwinkle addressed some policies she wants to adopt.
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It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.
Longtime Chicago alderwoman Toni Preckwinkle has been elected Cook County board president over Republican Roger Keats and Green Party candidate Tom Tresser.With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Preckwinkle had about 69 percen