Is Todd Stroger serious?

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has another high-level adviser: Sean Howard, who a few months ago resigned from the Stroger campaign in embarrassment after being arrested for allegedly stalking a girlfriend.

Howard, 39, is the new director of public affairs for the county hospital system. He's the longtime spokesman for Bishop Larry Trotter, a spiritual adviser to the Stroger family who has been a vocal political supporter of Stroger.

Howard, of Crete, will make $85,000 a year. He resigned as spokesman for the village of Dolton and the Shaw political family.

His hiring comes as county health clinics are closing and medical staff is being laid off because of budget cuts.
"At what point will Todd Stroger invest in the frontline workers who make the system run?" asked Sheilah Garland-Olaniran of the National Nurses Organizing Committee. "Has he looked at what the mission of the county hospital says? Who are we supposed to serve?"

But county spokesman Andre Garner said Howard is filling an existing job and will "be working on broad policy issues" with county health bureau chief Robert Simon.

Stroger insisted last year that Howard would have no role with his campaign after his arrest. The charges were dropped after the victim, a county jail guard, refused to pursue them.
Howard also was named in a recent lawsuit filed by a developer, who says he was pressured to hire Howard at $150,000 a year if he wanted to do business in Dolton.

Howard did not return calls on Tuesday for comment.


  1. SP Biloxi said...
    Ewww.. Did you have to put that maggot's face on your posting? It's enough to give me fleas.. Got to run. I will be back later to read the article. Don't work too hard. :D
    SP Biloxi said...
    What a mess, Chicago Native! Todd hires a man who stalked his girlfriend. Todd certainly turn Chicago into Pottersville!
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    The stalking the girlfriend thing is bad. But, Biloxi--do a Google search on Dolton and the Shaw family. If you think your skin was crawling already. . . . Chicago and Cook County do not have a monopoly on corruption.
    KittyBowTie1 said...
    Oh, no committee appointments for Sandi Jackson, or any of the other new alderman. It will take time.
    SP Biloxi said...
    Thought I check in before I head out for appointments. What's the scoop on Urkelgate today?


    I will google the names that you said later and give a comment later.

    Anonymous said...
    Sean Howard is a dangerous and deceptive man Todd Stroger really needs to be careful.This creep will try to sleep with your wife-girlfriend-daughter if you take your eyes off of him. Very sneeky
    Anonymous said...
    The man is no good. We all went to church with him at Sweet Holy Spirit and when a stench is in the air look around you will soon see him

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