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Chicago Patronage

Official Gets Sarcastic 'Valentine' From Political Opponent

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, who has said on multiple occasions that he hires his family members and does not feel bad about doing so, received a...

Daley Administration To Push Judge To Remove Corruption Oversight

Fox Chicago | Anita Padilla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's administration wants Chicago alderman to believe that political favors and corruption no longer exist at City Hall....

Patronage Workers Donate To Stroger, Get Hefty Raises

Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association | CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Patronage workers with the Cook County Forest Preserve District are seeing more green these days -- in their paychecks....

Aldermen: City Can't Afford Patronage Watchdog's Fees

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal hiring monitor Noelle Brennan has billed Chicago taxpayers for $3.8 million through January --bringing the running tab for the city hiring sca...

Speaker Madigan Denies Influencing City Hiring

Chicago Sun-Times | JORDAN WILSON, TIM NOVAK and LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is no "Madigan Electric" listed in the Chicago phone book. But maybe that's what they should call the place you call if your city streetlight go...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal From Daley Aide Sorich In Patronage Case

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's former patronage chief and two other former city officials have failed to persuade the U.S. Supreme C...

Is The Chicago Machine Coming To Washington?

The American Prospect | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I hope people outside of Chicago don't assume that President-elect Barack Obama has a lot in common with Congressman Rahm Emanuel just because he sele...