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  • Report: No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle

    Report:  No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle
    When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
  • Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires

    Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
  • 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...
  • Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers

    Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers
    A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The tax on pack of smokes would rise by a buck in Cook County next year, which would leave Chicago with the second-highest per-pack tax in the nation, under County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget proposal. Preckwinkle, who is presenting her...
  • 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....
  • Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine

    Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine
    Democratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...
  • Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday

    Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday
    Cook County Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to pick a replacement for Commissioner William Beavers, who was convicted last month of federal tax evasion. Ald. Howard Brookins will lead the meeting at which Democratic committeemen will...
  • Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief

    Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally. Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...