Just when we thought we saw every possible over-the-top corrupt act by Chicago politicians, another unbelievable exploit has taken place. As reported in the Chicago Sun-Times, defeated controversial former Chicago Cook County Board President, Todd Stroger, has now applied for unemployment compensation.
The Sun-Times reports that the new Cook County President reformer Toni Preckwinkle’s administration officially “protested” Stroger’s claim. Stroger’s action is one of the most outrageous ones that I have ever heard, and if the people of Chicago and Illinois do not stand up and denounce his arrogant filing, the end of all reason is within sight.
Here is an elected official who has a long reputation of bloating his staff with unqualified relatives in high paying jobs, and who lined his pockets on the backs of taxpayers with a salary of $170,000 trying to benefit again from the public bank. Only time will tell, but nothing surprises me when it comes to the gall represented by Stroger’s most recent claim.
This crook should be in the Cook County Jail and not walking the streets of Chicago, but just watch how many fools will rally to his defense. Shame is obviously not in Stroger’s vocabulary, but greed clearly is.