A senior Quinn administration official is leaving his post amid continuing fallout from a patronage hiring scandal in the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Deputy Chief of Staff Sean O’Shea is going off the payroll, effective Aug. 29. He’s held that position since August 2011, and his responsibilities included overseeing IDOT and its hiring of senior officials in policy positions.
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If it hasn’t happened by the time you read this, do you have any doubt we soon will be bombing ISIS (aka ISIL, aka IS) sites in Syria? The real question is who will be our “partners” on the ground. Will we make a pact with the devil and ally with the murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad or find and arm some “good guys” who are against both Assad and ISIS? How about Turkey or an Arab state threatened by ISIS? Or will we expand our 800-plus trainers and advisers and actually... Read the full story »
Analysis of Senate Staff payroll found that in 2012 Durbin “paid men $13,063 more, a difference of 23 percent,” or about 77 cents for every dollar earned by his male staffers.
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