Some state lawmakers are trying to change that.
"[A] measure, approved Wednesday by the Illinois Senate, reduces the number of commissioners needed to override a veto to three-fifths from four-fifths," the Daily Herald reports.
"A four-fifths requirement is almost unheard of in American government. The U.S. Constitution requires a two-thirds majority in Congress to override a president's veto. In Springfield, state lawmakers only need a three-fifths majority to override a governor's veto."
Getting the change through the state Senate will be tougher because Stroger still has some allies there, but the measure would impact whoever is the next Cook County Board president - be it Stroger, who recently announced he would run for re-election - or someone else.