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Stroger Vetoes Attempt To Limit Power

By Kevin Robinson in News on May 11, 2010 3:20PM

Soon to be former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger vetoed an ordinance yesterday that would impose a hiring freeze on his administration during his last months in power, and bar him from giving pay raises. The county board is likely to override the veto, but Stroger says he's prepared to challenge the action in court. The county board passed the ordinance last week, along with two others that require him to report all personnel changes, raises and contracts that have not been previously approved by commissioners. Stroger's financial shennanegans have been the source of controversy of late, as he's financed new furniture for his office and increased the pay of people in his administration by tens of thousands of dollars.