Ald. Toni Preckwinkle To Run For Cook County Board President

While the media pack has been overwhelmed covering Messrs. Blagojevich, Burris and Obama, a big local political story has been quietly developing in recent weeks: the likelihood that embattled Cook County Board President Todd Stroger will face a re-election challenge from a major African-American official.

In an interview at City Hall, Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (4th) confirmed buzz that she intends to run and will kick her campaign into high gear shortly after returning from Mr. Obama's inauguration next week.

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