Diary

Banned from working for the city? No problem — the county will hire you

The Sun-Times has a story this morning that, unfortunately, is not surprising at all to those of us who long ago grew tired of the waste, patronage and mismanagement of Cook County:

As long as she lives, Patricia Fasula can never work for the City of Chicago.

That was her punishment for filing bogus documents to convince city officials that she — and not her husband — owned and operated Patricia Trucking, one of several “women-owned businesses” in the city’s scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program.

But Fasula is still a $58,816-a-year accountant for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, where she was working when she and her husband set up their trucking company….