The GOP congressional delegation has asked for Gov. Quinn to be investigated regarding an alleged “embedded culture of patronage practices,” Early & Often reports.
“WASHINGTON–The entire Illinois Republican congressional delegation–six House members and a Senator–on Wednesday added to Gov. Pat Quinn’s political problems in the wake of a clout hiring controversy at the Illinois Department of Transportation, asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to probe whether ‘federal funds were used to subsidize or justify the potentially illegal hiring of dozens of patronage workers’ at IDOT.
Last week, Chicago attorney Michael Shakman, who has battled clout hiring in Chicago and Cook County for decades, asked a federal judge in Chicago to look into Quinn administration hiring, alleging there is an ‘embedded culture of patronage practices.’”