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Rauner seeks court guidance on illegally hired patronage workers in wake of special report; Hoffman and Clayborne connected to 11

Jonathan Bilyk May 3, 2017, 7:32am

In the wake of a scathing report from a court-appointed “special master” empowered to investigate political hiring abuses under former Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other state officials and lawmakers, current Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked for the court’s guidance on whether those improperly hired, thanks to political connections, should now be able to use collective bargaining agreements to leverage the experience they gained in those positions to land in different positions or even move up in the state’s employment ranks.

County Board member provides update

The Madison County Record Jan. 4, 2017, 12:09pm

The purpose of this letter is to provide information on my recent efforts as County Board District Three representative, which includes the areas of Pocahantas, Grantfork, Hamel, portions of Highland, New Douglas, Prairietown, Williamson, Worden, and some Staunton and Edwardsville mailing addresses.

Former state’s attorney hired at IDOT; Boyd had bogus charges against sheriff who investigated Michael Cook

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2016, 7:51am

Former Pike County state’s attorney Carrie Boyd, who brought a bogus felony charge against a sheriff who investigated former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook, has found a job at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

IDOT sues Caseyville towing company claiming it damaged bridge

Andrea Dearden Dec. 19, 2012, 2:12pm

The owner of a Caseyville towing company is being sued after he allegedly damaged a bridge while removing a semi-truck from a highway.

City of Belleville sues Centrue over Westhaven Meadows' unpaid improvements

Kelly Holleran Sep. 2, 2009, 9:22am

The city of Belleville filed a lawsuit against Centrue Bank after it allegedly failed to pay more than $170,000.