It’s not just who you know, but who you campaign for.
* “More than 90 Chicago Police employees – including a recently promoted district commander – have received payouts from a $12 million fund created to compensate victims of City Hall’s rigged hiring system,” the Sun-Times reports.
The Chicago Police Department: To protect and serve your mayor.
* “A real estate agent Cook County Board President Todd Stroger hired for a high-level Health Department job apparently created just for him in January has been demoted and had his salary cut after the Tribune questioned his qualifications,” the Tribune reports.
“Donald Burleson, a South Side Realtor who worked at Stroger’s health club, is one of at least three people county officials hired before they had the legal authority to do so.”
It’s not who you know, it’s where you work out.
* “Cook County Public Defender Edwin Burnette on Tuesday tried to delay County Board President Todd Stroger’s attempt to fire him until his pending lawsuit over control of the office is resolved.”
It’s not who you defend, it’s who you sue.