Commissioners pushed President Preckwinkle’s Chief of Staff Brian Hamer and Budget Director Tanya Anthony yesterday to explain certain staffing and raises in the President’s Office, bringing up cuts some commissioners’ had made, but others hadn’t. Comm. Robert Steele (D-2) singled out a press position within the President’s Office that appeared to have a $40,000 jump in salary, demanding an explanation. It’s the second salary conversation in as many days, with complaints that the budget books don’t tell the full story of how commissioners’ offices spend their money.  

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