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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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By Associated Press

Ex-Aide to Cook County Board Head Gets 6 1/2 Years

Ex-Aide to Cook County Board Head Gets 6 1/2 Years

A former top aide to Cook County's former board president has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for stealing more than $300,000 in taxpayer money and money laundering. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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By Associated Press

Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

A former Cook County official has been sentenced to just over four years in federal prison for steering no-bid contracts to acquaintances and reaping thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Opinion: Stroger Doesn’t Deserve a Fifth or Sixth Chance

What's wrong with a Stroger candidacy, you ask? Let me count the ways. Read »

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Todd Stroger Plans County Board Run: Report

Todd Stroger Plans County Board Run: Report

Former Cook County president Todd Stroger tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he plans to return to politics and run for a seat on the board he used to lead Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Todd Stroger Reportedly Interested in Beavers' Seat

Todd Stroger Reportedly Interested in Beavers' Seat

Former Cook County Board president wants to get back into the political game. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Stroger Sales Tax Hike Rolled Back in Cook County

Todd Stroger's controversial 2008 sales tax hike is officially rolled back, his successor announced Wednesday. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Ex-Commissioner Guilty of Destroying Rival's Signs

Ex-Commissioner Guilty of Destroying Rival's Signs

Tony Peraica sentenced to four months of courts supervision after one-day bench trial. Read »

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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By Jeff Goldblatt

Stroger Defends Record, Bashes Critics

The Stroger name once carried tremendous power in Cook County, but a year and a half after leaving office as Cook County Board President, Todd Stroger now finds himself out of the limelight and working multiple... Read »

Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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By Carol Marin and Don Moseley

Questions Remain for Project Shield

A Project Shield camera, which was supposed to aid first responders in times of crisis, was placed in a Stroger Hospital mobile mammography van, according to a 2006 Cook County government internal document. Read »

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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By Britni Day

Cook County Finds $90M Bookkeeping Error

County's financial management team says it found duplicate journal entries in sales and cigarette tax revenues. Read »

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