What do Cook County, a UPS Store, a private business and a very public protester have in common?
If you play the game of connect the dots, the picture becomes clear. The common link is Carla Oglesby -- Cook County President Todd Stroger's deputy chief of staff.
Oglesby is at the center of an on-going investigation by the county inspector general and the State's Attorney into allegations she gave a county contract to a company she owns.
Now FOX Chicago News has uncovered another contract that has Oglesby's fingerprints all over it.
In mid-March, the county's department of environmental control gave a $24,995, no-bid contract to a company called Arrei Management to promote the awareness of composting.
So who is Arrei Management? Their proposal is written by Tessa Anewishki -- an employee of CGC Communications, the company owned by Carla Oglesby.
CGC Communications employee Jennifer Johnson is also part of the new contract. She applied for Arrei's tax number.
A connection Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer called too close for coincidence.
"We can call these companies anything we want to call them but when the same people are doing the work and the same people are being paid then it's a huge issue and it's a problem and we as the county should be worried about it," she said.
But let's keep following those dots.
The business address for Arrei Management is mailbox in a UPS Store on the near West Side. That box has also been used as Carla Oglesby's mailing address.
A Cook County Sheriff's deputy went to that UPS Store in 2004 when they tried to find Oglesby to collect $56,000 dollars in un-paid child support.
FOX Chicago News discovered Oglesby once owned Arrei Management, but dissolved the company in 2008.
It is now owned by Mark Carter -- who was among a group of protesters who came to the FOX studios last week angry about the attention brought to all those no-bid contracts.
Carter said Oglesby helped him re-open her company in his name so he could get the contract -- and that brings us full circle.
Oglesby refused to answer questions about what we discovered and did not return our call to set up a formal meeting to discuss the contract, the company or her delinquent child support payments.