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IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

Acting Secretary Erica Borggren says the move is designed to boost “accountability and restore public trust.” In addition to eliminating “staff assistant” positions, IDOT is creating a board to evaluate hiring, and is continuing a freeze on hiring for positions that can be filled based on political connections.

This year an anti-patronage attorney filed a federal lawsuit seeking an investigation and independent monitor to oversee employment practices at IDOT.

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