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Friends and family plan: Aldermen pay relatives and allies with expense account

May 4, 2010 5:12:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Officials continue to use taxpayer-funded accounts in '09 to keep kin on the payroll, skirting a ban on political hiring

A Chicago alderman gave her grandson a job in her ward office four months after he was charged with helping to bilk a retiree out of thousands of dollars, in another example of City Council members rewarding friends and relatives with their taxpayer-funded expense accounts.

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