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Cost of dismissing Cook County hospital CEO? More than $600,000, plus a big pension.

By Chicago Tribune  
   January 08, 2020

Not only does Dr. John Jay Shannon stand to collect $542,000 in severance pay and health insurance benefits per the terms of his contract, but his interim replacement got a raise of more than $40,000. In addition, the county will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars more on a national search for a permanent successor.

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