Quinn Replaces IDOT Chief Who Resigned Amid ControversyGov. Pat Quinn's office announced Monday that Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Erica Borggren has been appointed to the post held by Ann Schneider since 2011.
Metra Move Scutinized As Patronage GrabMetra’s new chairman wants to give the commuter rail agency’s board the power to hire top employees, but some on its board see it as a patronage grab.
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.
Del Valle: Emanuel Benefited From Patronage SystemMiguel Del Valle says the prison sentence given for former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez brings to mind rival Rahm Emanuel’s connections to Chicago's old patronage system.
High Cost For Patronage At Forest PreservePolitical patronage will cost the Cook County Forest Preserve District more than half a million dollars.
Cook County Sheriff's Office "Substantially" Free Of PatronageThe Cook County Sheriff's office has become the first to be declared free, or mostly free, of political patronage that's so tarnished Chicago government for decades.

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