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Cook County Recorder of Deed, Karen Yarbrough, calls the staff getaway “useful”. We call it wasteful. Click link below for full story.
To perk up morale after voters, roused by calls of waste and redundancy, decided in November to do away with her office in 2020, Karen Yarbrough, Cook County’s elected recorder of deeds, deemed a field trip was in order.
So, at taxpayers’ expense, Yarbrough and 10 top staffers had a weekend retreat last month at a resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, with spouses and children.
Yarbrough stayed in a “premier suite” — costing $627.13 for the weekend. Those suites include a fireplace, according to the Grand Geneva.
Her underlings’ digs were less expensive. Altogether, the 12 rooms that the $105,000-a-year elected official booked cost a total of $6,659.49, records show….