NewsViews: Toni Preckwinkle

December 5, 2011 11:14:21 AM PST
Toni Preckwinkle has been Cook County Board president for a year and has a number of achievements.

Perhaps the most important was overcoming a $315 million deficit to balance the county's budget, and persuading the board to overwhelmingly pass it 16-to-1 vote.

The $2.9 billion budget includes 775 layoffs and some tax hikes. It adds money for what Preckwinkle calls criminal justice reforms.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins us for this edition of NewsViews.