Rauner Administration Announces End to IDOT Patronage Hiring Scandal

SPRINGFIELD –(ENEWSPF)--September 2, 2016.  Governor Bruce Rauner announced yesterday the state has reached a conclusion in the IDOT patronage hiring scandal that began under previous administrations. IDOT gave the remaining staff assistants layoff notices today.

“Our administration has put an end to the illegal patronage hiring that started under Blagojevich and continued under Quinn,” Governor Rauner said. “Since taking office, we have worked for taxpayers to ensure proper hiring at all of our state agencies. This is an additional step to restore citizens’ faith in state government so it works for them and not the political insiders.”

IDOT notified . . .

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