CHICAGO (STMW) – Outgoing Cook County President Todd Stroger’s top spokesman and boyhood pal Eugene Mullins resigned on Friday.

Mullins told the Sun-Times his departure was not related to the ongoing investigation of Stroger’s former chief of staff Carla Oglesby. Mullins was listed as “Public Official C” in Oglesby’s criminal indictment, but has not been charged with a crime.

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Mullins said he is leaving to take a job with a private marketing firm, but would not identify the company.

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“There’s a new board president coming in, so it’s time to go,” Mullins said. “It’s been very exciting. I was hired on the day the sales tax was voted on . . . and [the excitement] hasn’t stopped since.”

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