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Current Episode

Happy Holidays with Toni (December 23, 2019)

On this episode, Toni Preckwinkle is joined by Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou to discuss her role surrounding benefits, Dr. Terry Mason from the Cook County Department of Public Health with advice on how residents can stay healthy for the new year, and Executive Director/CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository Kate Maehr and what they do to help residents all year long.

For more information about these organizations, please visit or contact us at:
https://www.cookcountyil.gov/ 
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/
https://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx DHS.FCS.ABAWDS@illinois.gov  ph: (312) 793-1547

Past Episodes

2020 Budget (December 20, 2019) - WATCH NOW

In November, The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a balanced and equitable $6.2 billion FY 2020 budget aimed at advancing Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s work on criminal justice reform, public health, infrastructure and economic development without the need to increase existing taxes.

In this installment, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks with Cook County Chief Financial Officer Ammar Rizki and Budget Director Tanya Anthony to discuss how Cook County manages their finances, how the budget serves to increase racial equity and life as a public servant.

Whatcha Reading Toni? segment looks at America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., featuring interviews with prominent, and not-so-prominent, African Americans, talking about their lives and the African American community.