Todd Stroger good at fluffing everyone up



I am wondering if Todd Stroger is going to send Dick Devine, the Cook County State's Attorney any flowers after all he has said. Todd Stroger sure can talk like your typical politician in the town.

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, furious over the lack of cooperation he's gotten for his budget plan, blasted State's Attorney Dick Devine on Tuesday.
"There's no use trying to sugarcoat it. The state's attorney has been the biggest pain in the ass I have ever met in public life," Stroger said during comments before the Daily Southtown's editorial board.
"I'm sure next year we'll get along fabulously," Stroger said. "But this year, he's been sticking it to me hard."
Devine spokesman John Gorman said it was "sad that the president of the county board resorts to those kinds of words in reference to the state's attorney."

Devine has said the cuts Stroger proposed to close a $500 million budget gap would jeopardize people's safety.

"I think the state's attorney is really trying to put the fear on people that criminals won't be prosecuted," Stroger said. "I don't mind saying that because he's been lambasting me like I'm trying to put criminals on the street.

Stroger also said, apparently without irony, that when Devine "gets in the press, he talks about me in a manner that is not befitting a public official."


Commissioners find ways to raise more cash

A new tax on polluters and fees for documents and inspections were the only revenue boosters to get approval Tuesday from the county board.
In a special finance committee meeting, the board approved 10 to 6 a measure that would go after coal-burning power plants that emit too much sulfur dioxide. It would charge $400 a ton for anything over a 100-ton-per-year limit


Cook County breaks talks with hospital billing firm

And the latest on George Ryan ex-Governor, who is being represented again, this time on appeal by another former ex-Governor, Jim Thompson

4 Comments:

  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "Devine has said the cuts Stroger proposed to close a $500 million budget gap would jeopardize people's safety."

    And bankruptcy to the city of Chicago. The city need to get Urkel the boot.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "Devine has said the cuts Stroger proposed to close a $500 million budget gap would jeopardize people's safety."

    And bankruptcy to the city of Chicago. The city need to get Urkel the boot.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Yes and Urkel has resorted to public name calling. This is an out of control mess in the second most populous county in this nation. A real sad state of affairs.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "A real sad state of affairs." Yes, it is. And I thought NY was the worst state of crimes.

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