CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday defended her right to give legal advice to state lawmakers conducting a probe into a troubled Chicago anti-violence program that was overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.
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CHICAGO (AP) — A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect the Chicago Democrat.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a moratorium on political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation and is requiring executive-level staff in every state agency to undergo training about proper hiring practices.
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney who has fought patronage hiring for decades says the city of Chicago is largely in compliance with bans on the practice.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of state jobs involved in a dispute over whether they should be free of politics were filled by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration with candidates who were politically connected or gave campaign money to the governor’s party.
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer representing Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has publicly acknowledged an investigation by Illinois’ inspector general of hiring practices under the Democrat.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Documents released by Gov. Pat Quinn’s office show that patronage positions at the Illinois Department of Transportation increased 57 percent from 2003 to 2011.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration says when questions arose about political hiring, officials evaluated already-filled jobs to ensure they were positions for which an applicant’s political loyalty could be considered.