Daley’s Former Compliance Chief Wins A Round In CourtCalling it “another sordid episode in a long, tangled and distinctly Chicago saga,” the Illinois Appellate Court has kept alive a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by the Denver attorney hired by former Mayor Richard M. Daley to oversee city hiring, only to be stripped of that power.
BGA Sues Cook County To Release "Clout Logs"A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
Judge Lifts Federal Oversight On Chicago Hiring A U.S. district judge has agreed to lift federal oversight of whether Chicago hiring practices are corrupted by political favoritism.
Preckwinkle: Board Had 'No Choice' But To Approve Settlement For Fired EmployeesThe head of the Cook County Board says officials have reluctantly agreed to pay more than half a million dollars to people who were fired for apparently political reasons by Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore
Officers Sue, Claim Politics Got Them Cut From Mayor's Security DetailThe makeup of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail is the subject of a lawsuit.
Berrios Accused Of Breaking Patronage RulesThe recently-elected new Cook County assessor is being accused of breaking the rules on patronage hiring.