Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday moved to clean up a scandal at a forest preserve district pool involving theft and unethical employee behavior that took place on her predecessor's watch.My girl-crush on her continues unabated. She promised and she's delivering.
Calling the forest preserve district "an area of county government that has historically been overlooked," Preckwinkle said the new oversight includes additional security cameras, a new cash and credit card system, wireless access for supervision and a new employee-training program with ethics lessons.
"From my first day in office, I've made a pledge to hold my administration accountable to four key principals: fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability and improved services," she said. "These measures reflect our commitment to a new standard of oversight and accountability."
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey are investigating whether numerous smartphone applications illegally obtained or transmitted information about their users without proper disclosures, according to a person familiar with the matter.Yikes! Maybe it's not so bad that I've hung on to my Luddite Nokia phone after all...
The criminal investigation is examining whether the app makers fully described to users the types of data they collected and why they needed the information — such as a user’s location or a unique identifier for the phone — the person familiar with the matter said. Collecting information about a user without proper notice or authorization could violate a federal computer-fraud law.
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From my own best pal, Mr. Bill, this funny joke:
Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that, in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to share office space and personnel.
Dr. Smith was the psychiatrist, and Dr. Jones was the proctologist.
They put up a sign reading: "Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors." The town council was livid, and insisted they change it.
So, the docs changed it to read: "Schizoids and Hemorrhoids." This was also not acceptable.
Again they changed the sign. "Catatonics and High Colonics"...... No go.
Next, they tried "Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives".... Thumbs down again.
Then came "Minds and Behinds".... Still no good.
Another attempt resulted in "Lost Souls and Butt Holes".... Unacceptable again!
So they tried "Analysis and Anal Cysts".... Not a chance.
"Nuts and Butts".... No way.
"Freaks and Cheeks".... No good.
"Loons and Moons".... Forget it.
Almost at their wit's end, the docs finally came up with:
"Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones--Odds and Ends"
Everyone loved it.
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