NewsViews: Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago County Board president nominee

October 3, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle had reason to smile the night of February 2. She easily defeated three Cook County elected officials, including board president Todd Stroger, to win the Democratic nomination for board president.

Preckwinkle is a former history teacher. And, historically, winning a Democratic nomination in heavily Democratic Cook County usually virtually guarantees a November election victory.

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