Jan. 12, 2011 — A BGA/CBS 2 investigation uncovers serious budget and operational irregularities in Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ office. A total of three stories on the treasurer’s office air over the next month on CBS 2, identifying more than $343,181 in “questionable salaries.”

Jan. 13, 2011 — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle calls for an independent audit of all budgets and personnel.