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5th Ward Ald. Leslie Hairston

Ald. Leslie Hairston, 5th, above, outside City Hall on Wednesday, paid consultant Delmarie Cobb, left, about $28,000 from the city payroll fund between January 2008 and July 2009. The city’s hiring compliance officer said he didn’t know about the payroll of close to $1.3 million a year. Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune