Cook County Board, Preckwinkle sworn in

After a contentious election season, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the 2018-2022 Board of Commissioners were sworn in Monday.

The county boardroom was packed with the family and friends of commissioners, including the brothers of John Daley, D-Chicago: former Mayor Richard M. Daley and mayoral contender Bill Daley.

Pointing to her transition team, Preckwinkle –– who is also running for mayor –– made the case that the county had come a long way from the fiscal and structural woes before she was elected.

“For too long Cook County had been content to put a new coat of paint on the house when it needed a top to bottom rehab,” said Preckwinkle, who was sworn in for her third term.

“The transition team outlined a number of initiatives that met the charge I had…

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