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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she’ll divorce

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle | File photo

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle | File photo

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Updated: January 16, 2014 7:06AM



Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting a divorce.

“It is with a heavy heart that today, after much thought and consideration, I am announcing that my husband and I have decided to divorce after 44 years of marriage,” Preckwinkle said in a written statement Saturday.

Preckwinkle is married to Zeus Preckwinkle, a retired teacher. They have two children.

“This is a mutual decision,” the Cook County Board president said. “There will be no further comment on this matter.”

Preckwinkle is running for a second term next year and so far faces no challengers.

Becky Schlikerman



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