Shakman Decree

Cook County government seal (CBS)

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.

07/03/2014

Court Generic

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.

06/16/2014

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle: Board Had ‘No Choice’ But To Approve Settlement For Fired Employees

The 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

07/17/2013

Scales Of Justice

Officers Sue, Claim Politics Got Them Cut From Mayor’s Security Detail

The makeup of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail is the subject of a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Joseph Berrios

Berrios Accused Of Breaking Patronage Rules

The recently-elected new Cook County assessor is being accused of breaking the rules on patronage hiring.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011