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Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

By at January 25, 2012 | 9:35 am | 5 Comments

Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

Lobbyists were paid $1.9 million in 2011 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the budget, pension reform, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol and amusements, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's Lobbyist Online website. "Lobbyists contacted officials nearly 1,200 times in 2011 about important issues facing the people of more...

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Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

By at July 25, 2011 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million during the first half of 2011 as they attempted to influenceCookCountyofficials, although the number of reported contacts dropped by nearly 10 percent, Clerk David Orr announced Monday. The 178 active lobbyists in Cook Countyearned $924,136 and reported 632 lobbying contacts from January to June, down from 700 contacts during the more...

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Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

By at April 21, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

Cook County Clerk David Orr joined Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Thursday in urging lawmakers to strengthen existing ethics laws, saying current economic disclosures are weak.  "The current state financial disclosure document is flawed by asking questions in ways that fail to identify people's true economic interests," Simon said.  Simon plans to ask lawmakers to more...

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