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Cook Co. Commissioners Fight Carla Oglesby’s Unemployment Claim

Friday, October 22, 2010
Fox News Chicago

Chicago - A Cook County commissioner is trying to prevent Carla Oglesby from getting unemployment benefits .

The former deputy chief of staff to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger resigned at Stroger's request two weeks ago after she was charged with public corruption , theft and money laundering.

On Tuesday, Fox Chicago broke the news that Oglesby has filed a claim to receive unemployment benefits. Thursday, a county board commissioner drafted a resolution demanding the county refuse to pay her.

“I think all this does is add insult to injury to the taxpayers, and I don't think it makes her look very good in the eyes of anyone,” Commissioner Larry Suffredin said. “We need to stop it and make sure only the people who are unemployed and have a right to the unemployment trust fund are receiving these dollars.”

The county board will vote on the resolution only if the Stroger administration refuses to fight Oglesby's unemployment claim.

So far, Stroger has not commented.


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