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Carla Oglesby (Police Booking Photo)

Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption Case

An ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.


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Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said the 51-month sentence “will send a message to the public that corruption does not pay and that there are significant consequences,”


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Former Stroger Aide Convicted On Corruption Charges

Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s top aide has been convicted on charges of mail fraud and taking kick-backs. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has spoken with attorneys.


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Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback Scheme

He’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.”


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Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption Charges

Nearly 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.


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Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite Fine

Democratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.


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Todd Stroger Interested In Beavers’ County Board Seat

Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger tells the Chicago Sun-Times he will reach out to Democratic Party committeemen over the weekend to determine how much support he may have.


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Preckwinkle, Business Leaders Celebrate End Of ’08 Sales Tax Hike

It’s not very often that we hear about taxes going down, but on Wednesday, retailers and elected officials were celebrating the final roll-back of Cook County’s sales tax increase pushed through by former County Board President Todd Stroger in 2008.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Race To Replace Jackson Could Be ‘Wild, Wild West’

A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

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Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of Scandal

The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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Todd Stroger’s Former Spokesman Indicted On Fraud Charges

The communications chief for former Cook County President Todd Stroger was indicted on Thursday, accused of steering county business to friends.


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Stroger Items, Including Diary, On Auction Block — But No Sale

Political and personal items of the late Cook County Board president John Stroger and his son Todd were bid up to $3,750 at auction this morning, but failed to sell because the top bid failed to meet an undisclosed minimum price set by the seller.


Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

Dems Tap Ex-Stroger Aide To Challenge Indicted State Rep.

Democratic Ward Committeemen in the 10th state House District have picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to mount a third-party challenge against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith in November.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, Rep. Mike Quigley

Kirk, Quigley: FBI Should Investigate Waste In County Anti-Terrorism Program

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) have teamed up to demand a federal investigation of the way Cook County spent Homeland Security dollars under Todd Stroger.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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County Sting Uncovers Stealing, Drinking, Sex On The Job

The inspector general has detailed findings of an investigation into corruption at pools run by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.


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Preckwinkle Reflects On 1st 100 Days In Office

It hardly seems like it, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has been in office for 100 days, and on Wednesday, she issued a 100-day county report card.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Photos Of Toni Preckwinkle (Left), Todd Stroger. (CBS)

Preckwinkle Slams Stroger’s Application For Unemployment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday that it’s inappropriate for her predecessor, Todd Stroger, to seek unemployment benefits after losing his re-election bid last year.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

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Todd Stroger Applies For Unemployment Benefits

Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has applied for unemployment benefits, but new Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s administration has protested the claim.


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Cook County To Repeal Sales Tax Hike By 2013

The Cook County Board has voted to repeal what remains of an infamous 2008 sales tax hike over the next two years.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011

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County Official Fired For Improper Fundraising

A Cook County human resources official has been fired after an inspector general’s probe found she told several county employees last year that they were expected to donate $100 in campaign cash to outgoing Board President Todd Stroger.