Monday, August 25, 2008

Cook County skims 3% from workers' charity donations

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Attention, Cook County workers: Read the fine print before you agree to give part of your paycheck to charity.

County employees can pick from a list of charities to support. But, it turns out, not all of the cash goes to the charities they pick.

Charities designated to receive employee donations give back 3 percent of what they collect to the "Cook County Charity Fund" -- a discretionary fund controlled by County Board President Todd Stroger's administration.

It's a situation county Commissioner Forrest Claypool calls "incredibly deceitful and arrogant."
Todd Stroger is the Democratic Chicago Machine hack Obama endorsed.