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IDOT To Eliminate 58 Jobs Surrounding Lawsuit

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 02:50 PM CDT

(AP) -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.
   Acting Secretary Erica Borggren said Thursday the move is designed to boost "accountability and restore public trust."
   In addition to eliminating "staff assistant" positions, IDOT is creating a board to evaluate hiring, and is continuing a freeze on hiring for positions that can be filled based on political connections.
   This year an anti-patronage attorney filed a federal lawsuit seeking an investigation and independent monitor to oversee employment practices at IDOT.
   That followed a 2013 Better Government Association report saying Quinn and predecessor, ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, hired as many as 200 "staff assistants" without adhering to rules prohibiting political considerations and without properly offering the jobs to the general public.

IDOT To Eliminate 58 Jobs Surrounding Lawsuit


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