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Todd Stroger Meets Econ 101

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Pity Todd Stroger, the embattled Cook County Board chief who, having served the machine faithfully, is now being tossed under the bus as voters turn their ire on tax-happy politicians.

County Board Reluctant To Approve Stroger Insider For Zoning Committee

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stroger wants to appoint local lawyer and government lobbyist Vincent Williams to the county's Zoning Board of Appeals. Cook County commissioners typi...

Todd Stroger Gave CFO Jaye Williams A $54,000 Raise Without County Board Approval

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger handed a $54,000 raise to his chief financial officer, one of several recent salary sweeteners that prompted ...

Three Ways to Better Government

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

There was a time when nobody would order a birth certificate at Cook County Vital Records unless they packed their favorite book and a lunch. But times have changed.

Todd Stroger Gets His Wings Clipped: County Restricts His Hiring, Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Board's lame-duck president, Todd Stroger, had his wings clipped on Tuesday, as the Board voted near-unanimously to restrict his hirin...

Todd Stroger Used Government Credit Card For Personal Use

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger took out a government-issued credit card last summer and used it at times to pay for personal expenses, sourc...

Mayor's Brother Calls Stroger Aide Contract Scandal A 'Disgrace'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sounding a bit like his brother, the usually measured Cook County Commissioner John Daley called the unfolding contract scandal in County Board Presid...

Lame Duck Stroger Spruces Up Executive Offices With Taxpayer Cash

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who lost re-election in February and has eight months left in office, is using taxpayer money to spruce up h...

Art Turner, State Rep, Gets $110K-A-Year Job From Stroger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Representative Art Turner began work on Monday at his new post, a Cook County government job that will earn him an additional $110,000 a year an...

Dorothy Brown's 'Jeans Day' Being Investigated By County

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown may have scrapped her controversial "Jeans Day" fund-raisers, but the county's inspector general is conf...

Trust or Bust: Reflections on One Year in Washington

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

On my one-year anniversary of entering Congress, I believe our greatest challenge and mandate in Washington -- and Illinois -- is regaining the public's trust.

Red Light Cameras: Suburban Communities Want To Opt Out

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Suburban communities could opt out of Cook County's plan to use red-light cameras to ticket drivers under an amendment county commissioners plan to su...

Cook County Boycotts Arizona, Then Hires Arizona Firm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County, Chicago's home and the second-most populous county in the United States, took a bold stand on Tuesday. By a 10-6 vote, the county commiss...

Todd Stroger Contracts: Mike Quigley Calls For Federal Investigation

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The net of ongoing and potential investigations of lame-duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger tightened around him Friday with U.S. Rep. Mike ...

Stroger Veto Of Hiring Freeze Holds Up

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger scored a rare victory today when commissioners could not muster the votes to make stick a hiring freeze they ...

Stroger Vetoes Measure To Limit His Hiring, Salary Powers

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Cook County Board President Todd Stroger wielded his veto stamp Monday on a measure to freeze hiring and salaries until he leaves office N...

Cook County Hospital To Be Renovated For $108 Million

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Old Cook County Hospital, is showing signs of new life. Today, county commissioners OK'd a nearly $108 million re-development plan, first reported by...

Todd Stroger: Cook County Board President 'The Lamest Duck Ever'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger isn't accustomed to getting a lot of respect. Since taking over the job his father once held, he's been ridi...

Carl Hansen Dies: Longtime Cook County Board Member Passes At 83

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Carl R. Hansen, the second-longest serving Cook County Board member in its history -- behind only the late President John Stroger -- has died....

Toni Preckwinkle Wins: Unseats Todd Stroger For Cook County Board President Nomination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a sweeping victory over her competitors, Toni Preckwinkle is the predicted winner of the Democratic nomination for Cook County Board President Tues...

Todd Stroger Fires 'Project Shield' Head With Primary Approaching

suntimes.com | Turning Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the cusp of the February primary, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has fired the chief executive of one of the county's most controversial ...

Dorothy Brown Sues O'Brien Over Campaign Ad

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board hopeful Dorothy Brown is fighting mad about a statement made in an opponent's campaign ad -- and she's taking the matter to court. ...

Preckwinkle An "Aunt Jemima": New Fliers Stoke Racial Tension In Cook County Board President's Race

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fliers comparing Ald. Toni Preckwinkle to Aunt Jemima are being distributed in the South Side. The fliers, designed to resemble parking tickets and p...

Tony Peraica Live Tweets Cook County Board Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica decided to tweet through the Cook County Board meeting on Tuesday, where he once again tried getting ...

Cook County Board President: Toni Preckwinkle, Terrence O'Brien Hit Dorothy Brown On 'Jeans Day' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Jeans Day" could very well be Dorothy Brown's Dukakis-in-the-tank. While her failed oversight of the $3 fines she charged employees for wearing je...