Cook County Employees Were Pushed to Give to Stroger Fundraiser

January 21, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — A Cook County Bureau of Human Resources manager pressured employees to contribute at least $100 each to a fundraiser last fall for outgoing County Board President Todd Stroger, a county watchdog reported Thursday.  The department manager convened a meeting with subordinates and informed them of their expected donations to the Oct. 5 “Tribute to Todd Stroger” event held by Stroger’s political committee at the Excalibur nightclub, Inspector General Patrick Blanchard said in a report. The manager already has been terminated, the report says.

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