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Todd H. Stroger

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • List Of Challengers For Stroger Growing

    (WGN-AM)- Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown today announced her candidacy for Cook County Board president, joining a growing Democratic field that already includes incumbent Todd Stroger and Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th). In her announcement, Brown said...
  • County Board Calls For Abolition Of Regional School Office

    (WGN-AM)- In a symbolic move, the Cook County Board today unanimously approved a resolution calling for the regional school superintendent's office to be abolished. The action comes a day after state's attorney investigators raided the home and office of...
  • Cook County Assessor Announces He Won't Run for County Board President

    (WGN-AM)- Cook County Assessor James Houlihan said Tuesday he won't run for County Board president, a decision that trimmed down a large field of potential and announced candidates for the office now held by Todd Stroger. Houlihan, 66, who was...
  • Water Chief Adds Name To Cook County President Challengers

    (WGN-AM)- A crowded Democratic field for Cook County Board president got another entry today when the president of the agency that oversees wastewater treatment for the county kicked off his campaign. Terrence J. O'Brien, Metropolitan Water Reclamation...
  • Signature Drives For February Primary Hopefulls Begin Today

    (WGN-AM)- Illinois' wild, seemingly non-stop political season opens a new chapter Tuesday as hundreds of candidates for federal, state and county offices in next year's elections begin gathering voter signatures to appear on the Feb. 2 primary ballot. It...
  • Red-light camera plan pits Cook County against suburbs

    Red-light camera plan pits Cook County against suburbs
    Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder paused for a long moment before finishing her suggestion about what Cook County can do with its recently announced plan to use red-light cameras to ticket suburban drivers. "Cook County can just take their cameras,"...