Carol Marin: Ald. Brookins hires new worker — Todd Stroger
By CAROL MARIN May 16, 2014 11:10PM Chicago Sun Times
Brace yourself, citizens of Chicago.
Todd Stroger is returning to a government payroll near you.
Word that Stroger is being hired as a Chicago aldermanic contract employee comes on the heels of news this week that Michael Shakman, the nemesis of city patronage hiring, declared himself finally satisfied that real progress has been achieved in stopping the politically connected from latching on to city jobs. And, hence, the decades-long court oversight of political hiring that his lawsuit initiated is no longer necessary. read more...
Simply call this story "Ditto"...
Perhaps you will find the story of Ellen Barry even more appealing as she is now making over $200,000 per year at taxpayer expense at the Water Reclamation District after being unemployable since June 30, 2010 when she was forced to retire as CIO at MPEA. http://
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...to boot, Barry is collecting her pension from MPEA every month in addition to this "temporary" appointment. In addition, she recently hired her former underling, Rich Piotrowski at $125K per year after he bounced around from MPEA, as well.
Both Ellen & Piotrowski obtained these jobs via "more qualified than others"...wink, wink, nod, nod...
Ah, cronyism is alive and well...and where is Shakman in all this??