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Dillard: Fire DOC chief for ex-gang member hire

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Republican candidate for governor is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to remove the state prisons director for hiring an official who has been arrested up to two dozen times and was apparently once affiliated with a street gang.

 

Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale says Gov. Pat Quinn should fire S.A. "Tony" Godinez. Dillard says "it's outrageous that former gang members are now running the prisons."

 

Xadrian McCraven was a $111,000-a-year senior policy adviser to the Department of Corrections' parole chief before he was fired Friday.

 

A Corrections spokesman was attempting to contact Godinez and did not have an immediate comment.

 

The Chicago Sun-Times originally reported McCraven had been hired by Corrections despite his arrest record and a Chicago police background check that found former gang ties.

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