Cardelle Spangler, left, and Jim Gleffe brief Cook County commissioners on efforts to reform hiring at the Recorder of Deeds office. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]

It is unlikely the Cook County Recorder of Deeds office will be free of a federal hiring monitor before its scheduled merger with the Cook County Clerk’s office in December, leaving an open question about the future of the court order as the clerk’s office faces its own legal challenges, officials said Tuesday.

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