News

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

Attorney Michael Shakman has, as part of a lawsuit, requested an investigation of hiring in Quinn’s Department of Transportation and a monitor to ensure the administration complies with bans on political hiring for nonpolitical jobs.

Quinn’s attorneys argue the judge should reject the request because it would be detrimental to state officials’ duties of hiring workers.

During a brief hearing, a judge gave attorneys time to file motions and told them to return to court Oct. 22.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 8

carlysimon

A look back on some of Hollywoods memorable milestones.

8 hours ago in Entertainment

Doritos, Esurance early ad winners on social media during Super Bowl

beyonce

From the cute and trendy to the downright creepy, Super Bowl 50 was full of ads to remember - and a few that we'd like to forget.

8 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

TWITTER REACTS: Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Coldplay singer Chris Martin sings during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Coldplay has a lot of fans ... but most of them were not on Twitter on Sunday night.