Chicago FOP President Suspended, Called 'A Dictator'The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.
FOP President's Contract Allegations Spur Calls For ResignationThe intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.
Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback SchemeHe’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”
Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption ChargesNearly three years after she was arrested while pulling out of a downtown parking garage, Carla Oglesby – a top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger – is expected to go on trial on public corruption charges Monday.
Todd Stroger's Former Spokesman Indicted On Fraud ChargesThe communications chief for former Cook County President Todd Stroger was indicted on Thursday, accused of steering county business to friends.
No Comment From Emanuel On Questions About ContractsMayor Rahm Emanuel is not commenting directly on whether it is appropriate for faith-based groups that are backing of his education agenda to get millions of dollars worth of city contracts.
County Board Approves Changes To Contracting ProcessThe Cook County Board has approved a new way of hiring consultants and making purchases, which actually reduces some of the board’s oversight.
Bears Sign Draft Pick Paea, Come To Terms With ConteThe Bears have signed draft pick Stephen Paea to a four-year contract, and have agreed to terms with fellow draft pick Chris Conte.
Better Business Bureau: Pick Your Gym CarefullyJoining a gym after New Year’s is popular, and that trend unfortunately has prompted some facilities to try and take advantage of new clients.