Cook County Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan won praise from commissioners during his first of two planned hearings this week, in which he detailed his plan to allocate $500,000 to each commissioner for local infrastructure projects, intended to leverage federal dollars for larger scale projects guided by the department. Another added, unspoken benefit: currying favor with local mayors, managers, and aldermen by bringing what commissioners joked was, and wasn’t, “pork”.  

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