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Stroger Veto Override: Lawmakers Look To Make It Easier

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two suburban Democratic state lawmakers wants to make it easier for county commissioners to override future vetoes by the county board president....

Tony Peraica Likely Target Of Shots Fired At Neighbors' Home: Police

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Riverside police are investigating whether shots fired into a West Suburban home next door to Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica's family may have ...

Claypool: Stroger And Blagojevich 'Very Similar'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of Stroger's likely challengers is Commissioner Forrest Claypool, who's taking his criticism of Stroger up a notch....

Oh, My Todd [Stroger]: 'An Exercise in Fertility'

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

On the radio, Stroger sounded like a kid in third grade who hadn't quite mastered phonics.

Taxpayers To Pay For More Cook County Clout Settlements

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Taxpayers now are on the hook for $470,000 to settle allegations that Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore laid off employees without political ...

State Police Contradict Stroger As Commissioners Demand Answers In Hiring Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a day when the Chicago Tribune revealed that Todd Stroger's version of the events leading up to his firing of patronage worker Tony Cole didn't mat...

Stroger Visits Cousin Dunnings 'Shocked' Over Her Firing As Cook County CFO

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger paid a visit to the cousin he abruptly fired last week, touching off a rash of criticism about his management...

Stroger Cousin Donna Dunnings Resigns From Top County Job After 'Explosive' Allegations

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's cousin has quit her job as the county's chief financial officer amid questions about her re...

Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
James Warren

When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley's ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.

Bridget Gainer, Former Daley Aide And AON Lobbyist, Chosen To Replace Quigley On County Board

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Ray Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Side political power brokers today picked a 40-year-old former Daley administration official to replace Congressman-elect Mike Quigley on the Co...

Candidates Vie To Replace Quigley On The Cook County Board

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday afternoon, about 80 Northsiders gathered at Chicago's Truman College to hear from five individuals interested in succeeding Mike Quigley o...

What Recession? Cook County Officials Submit Gilded Wish List

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Who says times are tough? It's all leather chairs and granite countertops these days for Cook County officials. "The recession and Cook County budget...

Cook County CFO Gives The Finger During Budget Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ook County Chief Financial Officer Donna Dunnings made an obscene gesture -- displaying her middle finger -- to the Sheriff's Department's budget dire...

Cook County Commissioners' Back-Door Pay Raise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioners are paid $85,000 per year in taxpayer-funded salary. But they also receive more than $1,200 a month in no-strings-attached "...

Patrick Fitzgerald Scolds Tony Peraica

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked Republican Cook County state's attorney candidate Tony Peraica to stop passing out a campaign flier that lo...