05/19/2010 01:04 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stroger Veto Of Hiring Freeze Holds Up

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 tried to impose in the wake of the latest county hiring controversy.

Just two weeks ago, the board voted 16-1 to approve the freeze. Today, however, commissioners were presented with an opinion from the state's attorney's office that concluded the freeze would not survive a legal challenge.

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