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County Treasurer Sits At $23,000 Office Set, Hired $95,000 Party Planners « CBS Chicago

CHICAGO CBS — A waste of taxpayers’ money.

That’s how former employees are describing jobs and office activities in the Cook Country Treasurer’s Office.

Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association continue their investigation into how Treasurer Maria Pappas spends your tax dollars.

Pappas once ran her office from a beautiful desk and credenza in her private office. But they were replaced with custom-ordered furniture costing $23,034.

The furniture was part of a much larger redecorating job overseen by high-end interior designer John P. Regas. He was paid an additional $27,000 for his interior design work throughout the treasurer’s office.

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