Group Rips Stroger Regime

July 14, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — On the same day Cook County Board President Todd Stroger withdrew the controversial appointment of his former campaign manager to a county zoning seat, a court-appointed hiring monitor issued a scathing report accusing the Stroger administration of rewarding political loyalists with county work.

In fact, the revolving door of employees has picked up speed in the wake of Stroger losing the February primary, according to a report issued Tuesday by Mary Robinson, the Shakman compliance administrator charged with ensuring the county adheres to a federal court-ordered ban on political hiring.

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