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Public Defender Defends Job

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Cook County Public Defender Edwin Burnette is expected in court today – in an effort to save his own job. He's asking a judge to postpone a termination hearing scheduled for next week. The hearing is at the bequest of County administrators – who argue Burnette is an ineffective manager. Burnette's response? That Board President Todd Stroger is just playing politics with the public defender's office and other government offices. Here to help us sort through the tussle is Steve Patterson, who covers Cook County for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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