Stroger's wonderful family and friends program seems to be affecting the budget for the public defender's office in Cook County. Somehow the Toddler can find money to place his family and friends in high places, but can't cough up the money to keep the courts running smoothly. Maybe he wants to make sure there is a backlog so he never winds up as the defendant. From the Chicago Tribune and CBS2, Chicago: Public Defender Sues County Over Budget Cuts.
Sorry this isn't as updated everyday, but then, that's the nature of Illinois politics. I'm sticking to this, and not touching the Peterson or Stebic cases with a 39 and a half foot pole.