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Purdue Student Dies In Plane Crash

chicagotribune.com | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue University fraternity official says a Purdue student who died over the weekend two weeks after he was injured in a pl...

Less Than Sacred Hoops

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Why is Arne Duncan going to Copenhagen? Maybe the IOC will want to hear what steps he is taking to ensure that the rest of our nation's public schools begin performing at the level of those in Chicago.

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 ...

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...

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...

Former Stroger Patronage Hire Tony Cole In Jail Fight

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Cook County employee at the center of a patronage controversy involving county Board President Todd Stroger has been separated from other Coo...

Stroger Hiring Scandal: Dunnings Bailed Patronage Worker Cole Out Of Jail 4 Times

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Cook County Chief Financial Officer Donna Dunnings bailed disgraced staffer Tony Cole out of jail twice more than originally reported, court do...

Stroger Double-Crossed Me On Scandal Questions: Commissioner

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

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger avoided a public grilling in front of TV cameras last week by promising Commissioner Tim Schneider a private ...

Stroger Troubles: State's Attorney Reportedly Opens Investigation, Fired Cousin On Hook For Felon's Legal Bills

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week may have been a rough one for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, but this one is shaping up to be worse. According to several report...

Felon In Stroger Hiring Affair Questioned By State's Attorney

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

Fired Cook County employee Tony Cole said from jail this morning he's been questioned by the Cook County State's Attorney's office in the wake of not ...

Tony Cole, Convicted Felon In Stroger Hiring Scandal, Lived Rent Free: CBS

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tony Cole, the convicted felon at the center of Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's patronage hiring scandal, has called the McGill Terrace Apa...

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 Media Blitz Fails To Calm Criticism Over Hiring Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Damage control is not one of Todd Stroger's specialties. The beleaguered Cook County Board president's recent round of media interviews has raised mo...

Stroger Called On To Resign By Commissioner Suffredin

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin is calling on Board President Todd Stroger to resign following the abrupt departure of County Chief Financial...

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...

Stroger Fires Felon Ex-Basketball Star From Patronage Job

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

Former University of Georgia basketball player Tony Cole -- a convicted felon who also was once charged in a rape case -- scored a patronage job in Oc...