Sunday, December 20, 2009
More On The Chicago Way
Dorothy Brown is the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. The Democrat officeholder is running for a more powerful position, Cook County Board President. According to the Sun-Times' Michael Sneed, public aid recipients in Chicago may have been forced to circulate her nominating petitions for Cook County Board President as a condition to their receipt of public benefits. "Several public aid recipients, who have been called before the grand jury twice, complained they feared they'd be dropped from the job-training program (which is administered by the state Human Services Department) if they didn't circulate Brown's petitions as part of their training," Sneed writes. And who would be in charge of their job training program? "The recipients were receiving job training at Mother's House, a South Side social service agency managed by Hassan Muhammad, who, until recently, was a field director of Dorothy Brown's campaign," Sneed writes.