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Illinois Department Of Transportation Hires Had Political Ties

SPRINGFIELD - According to an Associated Press review of state documents, dozens of state jobs were filled by Governor Pat Quinn's administration with candidates who were either politically connected or gave campaign money to the governor's party.

The jobs are involved in a dispute over whether or not they should be free of politics.  Among the Illinois Department of Transportation hires were campaign workers, a former Chicago alderman, and Democratic county committeemen and their relatives.  The process in which they were hired was closed to the public, and without regard to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on such hiring rules.

IDOT officials say they were allowed to make the hires under an exemption from state rules, however an administration audit later found 48 out of 60 hires shouldn't have been political.
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