President Toni Preckwinkle’s new Deputy Chief of Staff Lanetta Haynes Turner was singled out in Cook County Independent Inspector General (OIIG) Patrick Blanchard’s latest report. It alleges she violated the county’s procurement code, misled commissioners, and “acted negligently in the performance of her duties in failing to properly vet a contractor for hire.” That vendor, Taylor Made, was the subject of a CBS 2 investigation from 2012 which found its head, Althea Taylor, had “ripped off” small businesses and lied about her qualifications.

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