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Lawsuit: Stroger Made 150 Forbidden Political Hires

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger violated a ban on political hiring more than 150 times since the start of 2008, the attorney at the center of...

Sources: Stroger Fires 3 For Lack Of Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the Democratic primary looming, County Board President Todd Stroger has fired three Forest Preserve District employees because they were not supp...

Aldermen Use Stealth Fund To Hire Friends, Family, Shady Characters

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As City Hall struggles to pay for basic services, a stealth budget account worth millions has allowed Chicago aldermen to put family members, campaign...

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....

Cook County Conflict Of Interest?

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

Can the attorney who defended Cook County against allegations of illegal political hiring be an independent inspector general? That depends on how yo...