Toni Preckwinkle’s administration mostly redacts report into ditched SUV containing political materials

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday continued to keep secret details in a report that preceded the firing of her security chief, releasing a heavily redacted document in response to a records request.

County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard last month found a county SUV used primarily by Preckwinkle security chief Delwin Gadlen was improperly used to transport political materials touting the board president and her allies. She then ordered a review of the detail’s practices, and the Chicago mayoral candidate’s administration released the initial results Wednesday in the form of a three-page document dated Oct. 26.

Everything in the report after each subheading is blacked out, however.

Those subheadings, though, highlight several “areas of concern,” including a “lack of management oversight and failure to adequately follow chain of command,” “failure to report the theft of a county vehicle,” “failure to implement a policy to adequately secure vehicles used to transport the executive,” “need to regularly conduct risk, vulnerability and threat assessments,” and “failure to develop operational and tactical standard operating guidelines or other job-related aides.”

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November 21, 2018 at 04:30PM

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