Dear Member of the International Olympic Committee:
Today we're sending you updates on various scandals relating to local government here. Hardly a day goes by without some local official being caught or sentenced for some misdeed. Chicago is experiencing a political tsunami as a consequence of Mayor Daley's scandal plagued administration. Scandals at the county and state level also reflect poorly on the Mayor as he controls state Democratic politics.
City: Chicago police scandal: 4 cops in special unit sentenced after pleading guilty in long-running probe
Chicago police officers assigned to the elite Special Operations
Section stole nearly half a million dollars after targeting a Hispanic
man driving an expensive car and withheld insulin from another man
until he told them where he hid cash and cocaine, prosecutors alleged
The new details came as four former officers became the
first to plead guilty in the long-running state and federal
investigation that contributed to the early retirement of Police Supt.
County: Stroger upset with leaked subpoena
Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said today that a subpoena
for financial records tied to a "current grand jury investigation" was
leaked to the news media by county commissioners who put politics ahead
of "what's good for the government.".
Cook County prosecutors issued the subpoena last month for records from
Deloitte and Touche LLP, used in the "customary preparation" of the
2008 annual audit of county finances.
State: Patti denies taking charity's donor list IT'S 'MY LIST' | Accused of using it to contact people to promote ex-gov's book
A fuming Patti Blagojevich fired back Thursday at "galling"
allegations that she absconded with a contact list from her old job at
a charity so she could promote her husband's new book.
In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Blagojevich said she
took no such list from the Chicago Christian Industrial League, despite
public comments from an official with the group who accused her of