04/18/2011 11:43 am ET Updated Jun 18, 2011

Shirley Coleman, Former Alderman, Gets County Job, Loses It, Gets Another One

It was a series of moves that saw a former Chicago alderman go from having a job on the Cook County payroll to losing it to getting another county job -- all in the span of less than two months.

First, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle fired Shirley Coleman, a former colleague on the Chicago City Council. Then, she rehired her -- though at a cut in pay, records and interviews show.

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