I got an anonymous call yesterday from a woman who said that former McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke had been hired by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.
So, I inquired.
Today, Cara Smith, Executive Director of the Cook County Jail and Chief of Policy and Communications for Sheriff Tom Dart, called to tell me that there had been “generalized conversations” concerning Zinke’s being employed in the Jail or the Sheriff’s Office, but, “No, he has not been hired.”
“At this time,” she said, “there’s no plan to bring him aboard.”
She added that there have been conversations with a number of potential employees.