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Despite felony, clerk of courts’ husband oversaw state grants

Dorothy Brown receives kiss from her husbBentCook before giving victory speech The Shrine 2109 S. Wabash Ave. (site her electinight

Dorothy Brown receives a kiss from her husband, Benton Cook, before giving a victory speech at The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave. (the site of her election night headquarters) Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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Updated: May 3, 2014 6:34PM

The husband of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown was given oversight over millions of dollars in programs in Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence initiative despite having a felony conviction for a financial crime, according to court records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times....READ MORE

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