Raid details emerge
Friday, Sep 22, 2006
First the city, then the state and then Cook County. Most of Illinois is now under federal receivership.
Let’s start with the Sun-Times:
FBI agents raided at least seven Cook County offices Thursday morning looking for evidence that officials were illegally doctoring tests or otherwise cheating to give government jobs and promotions to politically connected applicants. […]
And the Tribune:
The investigation, quietly under way since late last year, burst dramatically into public view Thursday morning. The flurry of activity indicated that federal prosecutors are now taking a hard look at clout and hiring in Cook County, even as they are investigating state hiring by the Blagojevich administration and city hiring by the Daley administration.