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Preckwinkle says south suburbs a priority

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to make it clear that she’s made the south suburbs a priority in her administration.

Documents provided by her office show that the county has invested $54.7 million over the past two years in programs benefiting the area.

Preckwinkle responded to my column Wednesday in which I wrote about Sheriff Tom Dart’s aggressive outreach program to some of the poorest communities in the Southland, such as Robbins, Dixmoor, Dolton and Ford Heights. Dart has not only offered to assist with police protection in those suburbs but has launched a unit to investigate allegations of political corruption…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Southtown Star.

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