Cook County job training chief: $60 million budget not enough to meet need

July 8, 2016 News

When Karin Norington-Reaves was asked to take over Cook County’s beleaguered jobs training agency more than five years ago, her exact words, as she recalls, were: “Hell, no.” What was then the President’s Office of Employment Training had been subject to several federal investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions for embezzlement and fraud. Once Norington-Reaves …