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Rauner Administration Abolishes Position in IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Rauner Administration announced September 19 it has abolished the staff assistant position at the Illinois Department of Transportation. The position was central to the IDOT patronage hiring scandal that began under previous administrations.

"Every day we are working to restore the people’s faith and confidence in government," Governor Rauner said. "Ending this illegal patronage hiring and abolishing the staff assistant position is another step in regaining the trust of Illinois taxpayers. Government should work for the people and not the government insiders."

On September 1, the Administration announced the remaining staff assistants at IDOT had . . .

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