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Stroger Injures Eye During Basketball Game

My Fox Chicago | Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was injured playing a Wednesday afternoon basketball game, his office reported Thursday morning....

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....

The Story Behind Todd Stroger's Rise To Power

Chicago Magazine | David Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Todd Stroger's reign as county board president has been marred by chaos, scandal, and deeply unpopular decisions. Here's the story behind the maneuver...

Stroger Names New County CFO Four Months After Firing Cousin

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is appointing Jaye Williams, wife of one-time Chicago Public School Board Chief Rufus Williams, to the county...

Todd Stroger Called 'A Little Stupid And A Lot Lazy' By Own Ward Worker

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ask anyone, even Cook County President Todd Stroger's closest pals, and they'll tell you Ol' Todd has bumbled his way through his first term....

Stroger Job-Training Program Has Grant Money Frozen After Probe

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state is freezing $2.35 million in grant money for Cook County President Todd Stroger's job training program after a probe raised questions about ...

City Colleges Chief Had School PBS Station Produce Free Political Videos For Clouted Friends

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under orders from then-Chancellor Wayne Watson, the PBS television station at City Colleges of Chicago used its budget to produce free videos of power...

County Contractors Pouring Money Into Todd Stroger's Reelection Campaign

Daily Herald | Robert McCoppin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Politically connected Cook County contractors chosen over lower bidders continue to cash in as their projects expand - and continue to contribute to C...

Stroger Vetoes Cook County Sales Tax Cut

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger late Thursday night vetoed the County Board's decision earlier this week to cut the county's portion of the s...

Terrence O'Brien, Water District Chief, Running For County Board President

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The head of an agency that handles wastewater in Cook County is running for county board president....

Stroger 'Fine' With Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, No Veto Planned (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The president of the Cook County Board says he doesn't plan to veto a new ordinance that allows $200 tickets to be issued to those fou...

Cook County Pot Decriminalization Vote Likely To Be Vetoed By Stroger

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger indicated this morning that he may veto legislation passed Tuesday by the County Board to decriminalize carry...

County Board Strikes Deal For Partial Sales Tax Rollback

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners hammered out a deal Monday to roll back half of the penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase pushed through a year ago....

Stroger To Turn Over Cell Phone Records After Lawsuit

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's office now plans to release cellphone records as soon as later today of the four people at the center of a ...

Cook County Board Passes Partial Sales Tax Rollback, Can They Override Stroger Veto?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A deal to partially roll back Cook County's highest-in-the-nation sales tax overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, the third time the County Board has voted t...

Todd Stroger Sued Over Cell Phone Records

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A government watchdog group is suing Cook County Board President Todd Stroger for failing to turn over staff cellphone records that might shed light o...

A Cook in Congress

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Todd Stroger intends to seek reelection, but it's hard to see him weathering an ultra-competitive primary with such shaky credentials.

Help! I'm Being Nibbled to Death by Ducks

Dan Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Rosenthal

Our esteemed legislators in Springfield are getting their ducks in a row this week and when they're done, we'll be in for a nibbling like we never imagined.

Dorothy Brown Enters Race For Cook County Board President

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the Cook County Board Presidency just got a little more crowded. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced Friday that she...

Danny Davis Polling For County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big local name is considering running for Cook County Board president. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is forming an exploratory committee to weigh a r...

County Board Close To Deal On Partial Sales Tax Rollback: Crain's

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of extremely contentious debate, it looks like the Cook County Board finally is closing in on a deal to partially repeal the big sales ta...

Chicago's Parking Meter Deal a Prescription For Trouble

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

As taxpayers, it's high time we knew more: how many tickets are issued by ward, by neighborhood, by street. We should know why they are issued and who foots the bill, and, maybe, why a city with a billion dollar TIF surplus couldn't even balance its budget.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 14: Meet Mike North, Crime Fighter?

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

The guys get the inside scoop on the Chicago Sports Webio scandal from Mike North, who tells all about his allegedly crooked business partner and his future as a FBI cooperating witness.

County Worker At Center Of Stroger Patronage Scandal Was Paid While Jailed

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

If a guy's got clout in Cook County, getting tossed in the hoosegow could be like a paid vacation. Tony Cole, the busboy- turned-patronage worker at t...

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 13: Fook and Konkol's Guide to Rocking Buckets

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly talks about targeting the Bucket Boys with a new noise ordinance, what's next for the Chicago Children's Museum and why he will not support Todd Stroger for re-election.