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Stroger says the board will accept Dr. Robert Simon's resignation as the interim chief of the health bureau.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says the board will accept Dr. Robert Simon's resignation as the interim chief of the health bureau. Stroger says Simon will be leaving in mid-April. And he says he already has a replacement in mind for the interim position.

STROGER: The person who I think has done an excellent job in the very short time he's been here is Mr. Small, who is the chief operating officer. He's brought an enormous amount of talent to the position and I think that's who I will suggest.

A deal reached in budget negotiations earlier this year calls for an independent governing board to take over management of the financially strapped health bureau. Stroger says the new governing board should be up and running by the end of June. That Board will decide who will fill the position of health bureau chief on a permanent basis.



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