Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     



Oglesby files for unemployment benefits after arrest
Stroger's former deputy chief of staff faces public corruption charges, out on bail

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times
by Kim Janssen

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s former deputy chief of staff has filed for unemployment benefits after she was fired for allegedly stealing $300,000 from taxpayers.

Carla Oglesby, who faces felony public corruption charges and is free on bail, filed the claim with the Illinois Department of Employment Security on October 10,  six days after she was arrested, a source said.

The so-called “24-9’’ contracts fell just below the $25,000 threshold that would require approval by county commissioners.The 41-year-old lost her job October 5 after details emerged of how she allegedly handed no-work contracts to businesses, including her own PR company.

Cook County officials were shocked to receive notice of Oglesby’s claim Tuesday and now have an opportunity to dispute her benefits claim.

An application for unemployment benefits may be denied if the job was lost through misconduct, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Commissioners Larry Suffredin and Tony Peraica both said the claim should not be paid.    

“There are a lot of people with great chutzpah in life,” Suffredin said. “My reading is that she would not qualify.”

Said Peraica, “She’s obviously still believes she did nothing wrong.” But, he said, “she’s charged with a criminal offense — she’s not entitled to compensation.”

The County ethics board Wednesday also forwarded  a report on the 24-9 contracts to Stroger.



Recent Headlines

Cook County wants to buy all the homes in Riverside Lawn, turn it into forest preserve
Friday, July 31, 2015
My Suburban Life

Cook County employee raises proposal would cost hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes
Friday, July 31, 2015
Daily Herald

Services For Cook County WIC Families To Be Halted Due To Budget Impasse
Friday, July 31, 2015
Progress Illinois

Bike Rentals at Dan Ryan Woods Open August 1
Friday, July 31, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Family saves dog neglected by Cook County snafu
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Cook County overlooking savings as it hikes sales tax
Monday, July 27, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Archaeologists look to forest preserve for area history
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Daily Herald

Palos Park Republican in line for Cook County Board appointment
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Morrison picked for 17th District seat on Cook County Board
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Daily Herald

Backpage Files Suit Against Cook County Sheriff Over Credit Card Service
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Wall Street Journal

Federal judge orders Rauner to keep Medicaid money flowing in Cook County
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Chicago Tribune

How Obamacare is saving Stroger Hospital
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Reuters

Federal judge orders Rauner to keep Medicaid money flowing in Cook County
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Chicago Tribune

At Chicago Botanic Garden, veterans find healing in nature
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Chicago Tribune

How One of the Nation’s Largest Jails Tracks Inmates in the Cloud
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Route 50

Legal opinions conflict on county pensions
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Chicago Daily law Bulletin

Preckwinkle sales tax hike plays well on Wall Street
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Illinois Medicaid expansion sign-ups double predictions
Monday, July 20, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Archaeologists hunt history in Cook County forest preserves
Monday, July 20, 2015
Chicago Tribune

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP