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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 estimated deficit. We talk with President Preckwinkle about what to expect with Cook County’s fiscal health. Read her preliminary budget.

Two Years In Office

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Two years ago tomorrow, Toni Preckwinkle became Cook County Board President. She joins us with a look ahead at the rest of her term.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget includes layoffs and tax hikes. President Preckwinkle is here and she'll tell us how she plans to get it passed.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

In a showdown with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, several county commissioners refuse to take unpaid furlough days. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.