A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
A U.S. district judge has agreed to lift federal oversight of whether Chicago hiring practices are corrupted by political favoritism.
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
The makeup of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail is the subject of a lawsuit.
The recently-elected new Cook County assessor is being accused of breaking the rules on patronage hiring.