Nepotism and Outright Thievery
It certainly is amazing how Cook County politicians seem to have some sort of genetic makeup that not only renders them immune to sarcasm, irony and shame, but they also seem to be able to pass on their governing genes to their offspring with amazing regularity. The latest:
- The family of interim Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele has a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. She is about to step down as a county commissioner and a deal is in the works to appoint her son as her replacement.
And why would she be doing this now?
- Bobbie Steele's decision to give up her $85,000-a-year commissioner's seat, also means her pension will be based on a salary of $175,000 a year for the last four months. So she'll be collecting an additional $65,000 immediately. If she lives to be 85, the difference between the two pensions will be about a million dollars.