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Chicago's 19 City Council committees were found to not have the required number of members in attendance or keep adequate public records, violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
This investigation found that Cook County Commissioners say they have little power as individuals, and have no defined, specific responsibilities. Many say most of the items that come before them are routine "housekeeping" matters. The board passed every one of the thousands of items that came before it in the last three years, and lobbying and back-room compromises often took the place of open debate and negotiation. The commissioners also defend practices of county leaders hiring friends and political associates.
Tags: Cook County; budget; County Clerk; treasurer; sheriff; state attorney; county finances; Cook County Board; county commissioners; finance committee; Cook County Sheriff's Department; Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee; Illinois Open Meetings Act; Department of Public Health