The Stroger beat goes on
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2006
Â· Todd Stroger wants to run Cook County, but he’s having trouble figuring out state campaign laws. Fox 32 has run some reports about how Stroger sent a fundraising letter to county employees from his aldermanic office. Stroger claimed his campaign fund paid for part of his aldermanic office and the phones, but the Better Government Association couldn’t find any record of that. Oops. Zorn has more, and you can find video links here.
Â· Ald. Beavers, who’s been shepherding the deal to replace John Stroger on the ballot and on the Cook County Board has apparently ticked off some of his future colleagues.
The 7th Ward alderman says he wants the 4th District commissioner’s job so he can do “less work.”
Â· Meanwhile, Mark Brown writes that Congressman Jackson’s wife could throw Beavers a curve and run for alderman next year against his daughter. Beavers, as you already know, wants to appoint his daughter to his council seat when he moves to the county board.