News

Accuser Seeks Delay in Rutherford Trial

Accuser Seeks Delay in Rutherford Trial

The former state employee who accused Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford (pictured) of harassment is asking a federal judge for more time to respond to a motion to throw out the case.

Edmund Michalowski accused Rutherford in January of sexual harassment and making him do political work while on state time.

Rutherford denies the claims. The lawsuit came in the midst of Rutherford’s failed bid for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

Michalowski told U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow he has hired new attorneys to help him in the case and they needed more time to craft a response to Rutherford’s motion for a dismissal.

Rutherford’s attorneys say Michalowski’s allegations don’t detail how he was harassed or discriminated against.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Big Gift from Big Yellow

Fresh
ebola

Caterpillar Foundation gives $1M to fight Ebola

in Local

Harvest Bogs Down

Fresh
crops

Farmers welcome sunny forecast

in Election 2014, Local

We Ask, They Say Whatever They Want

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Quinn, Rauner have final debate; election is in two weeks

in Local

Scouts Hurt in Explosion

police_lights

Severity of burns in Raymond blast unclear

in Local

Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

school board headquarters

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on