Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption CaseAn 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.
Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For BriberyU.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,”
Former Stroger Aide Convicted On Corruption ChargesFormer 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.
Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback SchemeHe’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.”
Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption ChargesNearly 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.
Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite FineDemocratic 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.
Todd Stroger Interested In Beavers' County Board SeatFormer 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.
Preckwinkle, Business Leaders Celebrate End Of '08 Sales Tax HikeIt’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.
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.
Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of ScandalThe former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.
Todd Stroger's Former Spokesman Indicted On Fraud ChargesThe communications chief for former Cook County President Todd Stroger was indicted on Thursday, accused of steering county business to friends.
Stroger Items, Including Diary, On Auction Block — But No SalePolitical 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.