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Cook County’s Homeland Security interim chief resigns

Monday, September 18, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
by Mitch Dudek

 

 

Mark Edingburg (seen here with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle) served as interim director of Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management until Friday, September 15, 2017, when he resigned. | Facebook

 

The interim director of Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has resigned nearly a year after he took the reins. His predecessor was fired after serving only one year.

Mark Edingburg tendered his resignation Friday, which was also his last day, according to Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Shuftan said a replacement to head the agency will be named “shortly.”

“In the meantime, there is a management structure in place at the agency,” Shuftan said in an email.

Edingburg, who was appointed in November, realized he was not going to be named permanent director of the agency and decided to step down, said a county source familiar with the resignation.

“He decided he didn’t want to go backwards,” the source said.

Edingburg could not be reached for comment Sunday.



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