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Donna Dunnings, the recently named Chief Financial Officer of Cook County, celebrated her promotion with a stunning $17K pay raise that brings her salary to nearly $160K. Dunnings, who is a cousin of County Board President Todd Stroger, was previously the county's budget director. She took that position in 1999 after being hired by John Stroger; the position was never advertised, and Dunnings was the sole applicant. FYI, Todd Stroger will be seeking re-election in 2010.

 
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