Report implicates Cook Co. official in fundraising scheme

January 20, 2011 7:44:26 PM PST
A Cook County official reportedly pushed employees to buy tickets to a fundraiser for former county board president Todd Stroger after he'd already lost his bid for re-election.

A human resources manager told workers they had to kick in at least $100 to the so-called tribute fund raiser, according to a report by the inspector general and revealed by ABC7's news partner the Daily Herald

The human resources manager has not been named. The report says she engaged in prohibited political activity. She has been fired by the new administration.

ABC 7 Chicago was unable to reach Stroger for comment.