Tag: patronage

News Roundup: Chicago police expand controversial Taser use

Also in the news… The Illinois Secretary of State and police are investigating allegedly forged notary signatures on on hundreds petitions for state Sen. James Meeks, Carol Moseley Braun, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins and Rob Halpin, who dropped out of the race for mayor yesterday. The state’s tax amnesty program brought in $82 million more than... Read more »

Streets and Sanitation absenteeism is an old (and political) story

Tom Byrne, commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation, put his foot down this week on chronic absenteeism within his department. I guess that means things are gonna get real dicey when it comes time to vote (and work the polls) during some pivotal elections in 2010 and 2011. It’s a not-so-well-kept secret that... Read more »