News

Rutherford’s Attorneys To Get $200/hour

Rutherford’s Attorneys To Get $200/hour

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The State of Illinois will be paying three attorneys up to $200 per hour to represent Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.

Edmond Michalowski accused the Treasurer last month of sexually harassing him and forcing him to do campaign work on state time, which Rutherford has denied. Documents from the Attorney General’s office named three lawyers which have been appointed special assistant attorneys general.

The funds to pay them will come from taxpayer funds from the treasurer’s office. Investigations into the allegations were nearly $27,000. Although the gubernatorial hopeful said he would make the findings public, he reversed his decision after the lawsuit was filed.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin Says There is a Lesson to be Learned in Cyber Attack

Fresh
mainframe_computer

Durbin fears more attacks coming

in Local

Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

in Local

Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

sangamon county sheriff

Barr wants his department on the country roads more

in Local

Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

dickdurbin2

Says some provisions need to be changed

in Election 2014, Local

Republicans: No Need for Special Election

durkin1

Durkin: Attorney general has right idea about Rauner appointing comptroller