II- "Amid Luxury, County Aides Contemplate More Taxes" - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

II- "Amid Luxury, County Aides Contemplate More Taxes" - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

by: | publication date: January 10, 1972 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

 ". . .Evidence of how seriously county officials have taken this responsibility can be seen in their total ignorance of the prices of individual items of furniture they ordered. Even records in the County purchasing department failed, with few exceptions, to contain item-by-item details of cost. It was only after an exhaustive investigation that Tribune Task Force reporters and Better Government Association investigators were able to piece together a detailed accounting of expenditures so far. . ."

Second of Task Force series on financial waste in county government.

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