The current recorder of deeds is stepping on the wallets of Crook County taxpayers.
From Fox Chicago:
Just when you thought Cook County was ready for reform, FOX 32 News and the Better Government Association have learned newly-elected Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough has given a plum six-figure job to her niece.The Cook County inspector general has asked Yarbrough to fire her niece, but she imperiously refused, claiming that the anti-nepotism rule in the county doesn't apply to her.
A smiling photo of Karen Yarbrough is as close as we came to the recorder of deeds at her office Tuesday. Yarbrough let her spokesman try to explain a hire that's landed her in hot water.
"This person in question is very highly qualified, puts in a lot of hours each week and the taxpayers of Cook County are lucky to have someone like this person," John Mirkovic says, speaking on her behalf.
"This person" is Chloe G. Pedersen, who also just happens to be Karen Yarbrough's niece. Yarbrough gave Pedersen a $114,000 job as legal counsel just one day after taking over the recorder of deeds office in December.
Fox Chicago also reports that a top Yarbrough aide resigned after it was revealed that she was felon--she took part in an armored car robbery.
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