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County Suspends Job Training Workers

By aaroncynic in News on Feb 5, 2011 2:30PM

Cook_County_Seal.jpg Seven Cook County workers have been suspended from a county job training program. The Sun Times reports the director of the Cook County Board President’s Office of Employment and Training (POET) suspended seven employees earlier this week, citing an official misconduct investigation. Among those suspended includes an employee related to Shirley Glover, an ex-Cook County financial manager who was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty for embezzling over $100,000.

The suspended employees the Sun Times spoke to were not given reasons for their suspensions and Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard only said that evidence was seized earlier this week, but would not comment on anything else. The evidence reportedly seized relates to a jobs program for youth in the south suburbs, where POET allegedly failed to pay some of the employees.