"This situation is absurd," said Commissioner Timothy Schneider, R-Streamwood.
Stroger swerved around a December resolution requiring him to get board approval for employee raises.
Eugene Mullins, Stroger's spokesperson who also received a raise, defended his boss and childhood friend. He claimed other countywide elected officials doled out raises without approval.
"The only thing that people seem to be interested in is that Todd did it," Mullins said.
The county's CFO appealed to Commissioner Larry Suffredin, (D-Evanston) Wednesday. Williams explained her credentials qualify her for a salary comparable to other chief financial officers.
"It may be appropriate pay, but we're so far from dealing with that issue," said Suffredin. "It has to come before the board. ...We didn't want all kinds of people getting pay raises, because that will impact the budget moving forward."
This lame-duck prez definitely is not thinking about future budgets, but his cronies' unemployment checks.
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