CHICAGO - After serving in the politically tumultuous position of chief of staff to Cook County, Ill., Board President Todd Stroger for nearly two years, attorney Lance Tyson will leave that position tomorrow and in July join the municipal finance practice at Chicago-based Freeborn & Peters LLP.

As Stroger's chief of staff, Tyson helped craft and win approval for two $3 billion county budget- one that implemented deep cuts and another that relied on a controversial measure to raise the county's portion of the sales tax - amid an atmosphere often nearly paralyzed by political fighting among the 17-member county board.

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