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Todd H. Stroger

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  • Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks

    Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks
    Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn. His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...
  • Ex-Stroger aide guilty of bribery, mail fraud

    Ex-Stroger aide guilty of bribery, mail fraud
    After two days of deliberations, a federal jury on Wednesday found Eugene Mullins, a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, guilty of seven of eight counts at his corruption trial. Mullins was acquitted of one...
  • Cook County Board approves $529,000 for patronage case

    Cook County Board approves $529,000 for patronage case
    The Cook County Board today approved a payout of more than $500,000 to nearly a dozen people that a federal court monitor determined were fired for unlawful political reasons by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios after he took office in late 2010....
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case

    Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case
    A onetime top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison for steering county contracts to cronies in return for $35,000 in kickbacks. Eugene Mullins marks the second high-level aide...
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • Donkey ride

     
    Today's offering from Scott Stantis: Everything about this cartoon is just about pitch perfect, but... are my sensitivities exaggerated or is there sexism at work in the portrayal of Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan as a mere little girl? The unseemly......
  • Watchdog questions Cook County highway workers' debris dumping

    Watchdog questions Cook County highway workers' debris dumping
    For years, Cook County highway workers have been dumping roadway and sewer waste at a pair of work yards, creating large mounds that potentially could be contaminating the environment, according to a watchdog report released today. The pollutants include...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll. Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
  • Cook County Board wants more details on foreclosure program

    At a time when more than 75,000 mortgage foreclosures are pending in Cook County, commissioners are asking for more scrutiny of a mediation program designed to help homeowners navigate the foreclosure process. Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans&...
  • Preckwinkle orders 5 percent spending cut

    Preckwinkle orders 5 percent spending cut
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today ordered a 5 percent spending reduction for the rest of this year as she tries to get a hold of what she estimates will be a $315 million shortfall next year. The short-term cut is a response to what...