Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announce a reciprocal certification program the two governments have agreed upon to create jobs in women-and minority-owned business in Chicago and Cook County on March 27, 2012. | Sun-Times file photo
What would Toni do? That’s Toni as in Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board president who polls wildly better than Mayor Rahm Emanuel but says she will not run against him in 2015. No longer needing to differentiate himself from his more popular counterpart, Emanuel is now free to follow her lead to soften his image problems.