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Preckwinkle fires chief of staff after allegation surfaces : Top aide accused of 'inappropriate behavior'

Sep 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday said she fired her chief of staff for engaging in "inappropriate behavior on his personal time," a disclosure that came just ahead of a Thursday launch of her mayoral bid.

Preckwinkle said she became aware Friday of an allegation against John Keller. She said the allegation "was corroborated" but did not offer specifics.

"I confronted Mr. Keller; he did not deny the allegation," Preckwinkle, the county Democratic Party chair, ...