Fired City Worker Hired By Stroger To $90K Job

CHICAGO (STMW) – The Daley administration fired him earlier this year amid allegations that he’d dispatched city water crews to do repair work on private property, but Tommie Talley has returned to government work — this time for lame-duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger.

On Tuesday, Talley began work as a $90,000-a-year administrative analyst in the county highway department, Marcel Bright, a Stroger spokesman, said Wednesday.

Talley served as a $127,824-a-year deputy commissioner in the city’s water department until February, when he was fired for allegedly ordering city crews to work on three jobs on private property, including one at Nativity of Our Lord, the Bridgeport parish of the Daley family.

Talley has long-standing ties to mayoral brother and Cook County Commissioner John Daley’s 11th Ward Regular Democratic Organization.

A call to Talley’s home wasn’t immediately returned.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Bob Hamilton

    Todd truly just does not understand. It’s not his fault either. But that can be said for many of the people inside the Cook County Jail. Todd will be spending some quality time there very soon, with some of his friends and family as it turns out.

  • unknown

    I thought his powers were limited since he was exiting…So how is he able to keep hiring people, especially people with tarnished records. When is enough going to be enough? People like him are making good, honest people all look like crooks! BTW, did he finish paying his taxes off, since he had that lien? All he does is smirk because he’s doing anything and everything and getting away with it. Shame on you guys that voted for him,

  • Orionm

    So what ? The man should never be able to work again ?
    Maybe you would rather him be on welfare ?

  • Gee-reg

    Hey Orionm: In a way he is on welfare He is collecting a government check for doing nothing

  • AJsDaddie

    “So what ? The man should never be able to work again ?”

    Not in a publicly funded job, no.

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