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DuPage sheriff's use of deputies' cash criticized

July 8, 2011
Chicago Tribune

By Christy Gutowski and Joe Mahr

A state senator and a long-serving DuPage County Board member are calling on the DuPage sheriff to stop asking his employees for campaign cash.

DuPage sheriff's campaign relies heavily on deputy support

July 7, 2011
Chicago Tribune

By Joe Mahr and Christy Gutowski

DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba has amassed the biggest campaign war chest of any sheriff in Illinois — thanks in part to cash given by deputies he oversees.

His deputies also have gathered petitions for his campaign, kept vandals away from pro-Zaruba signs and even solicited nonemployees to contribute cash to his re-election coffers.

'We're not Cook County here' (Editorial)

July 11, 2011
Chicago Tribune

DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba's deputies have helped circulate his nominating petitions, passed out fliers, staked out his campaign signs to protect them from vandals and given him money — lots of it — to help him keep his job.

It had to cross their minds that their support could help them keep their jobs, too.