Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown appears at the County Board meeting Thursday. (CBS)

Brown Says She Needs To Keep Her Bodyguards, Following Several Threats

One man who wrote to Brown suggested she is in his sights, “especially coming out of your office and walking to your car.” CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Style Politician Turns Old Style

In government and politics tonight, all the talk is about money. It’s about all the politicians are talking about – budgets in the red, staggering budget deficits, having to cut back on public service, and to lay off public employees.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Defends Raises For Security Detail

Cook County Board President Toni Prekwinkle on Monday rejected charges she’s improperly boosted salaries for her bodyguards, while other county workers are losing jobs and taking pay cuts.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Emanuel Cuts Daleys’ Security Detail In Half

Retired Mayor Richard M. Daley is losing half of his bodyguard contingent, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Holds Facebook Town Hall, Talks Burke Bodyguards, Recycling

At Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday, everything from his ultimatum to organized labor to Ald. Ed Burke’s bodyguards came up in questions from the social-network-public.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Burke Security Detail

Review Underway For Public Officials’ Police Security Details

Facing a huge budget crunch, can Chicago still afford $3 million a year for politicians’ bodyguards?

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011