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Illinois State Treasurer and former Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door.

05/21/2015

Illinois State Treasurer and former Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge: Aide’s Lawsuit Against Former Treasurer Rutherford Can Proceed

Rutherford’s former aide, Edmund Michalowski, filed the suit just five weeks before the Republican primary last year, alleging Rutherford sexually harassed him and forced him to do political work on the state’s dime.

03/06/2015

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Former Rutherford Aide’s Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob Boss

The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

06/12/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Judge Dismisses Sexual Harassment Suit Filed By Former Rutherford Aide

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing state treasurer and failed Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford of sexually harassing a former top aide, and pressuring him to perform campaign work on government time.

06/04/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.

03/18/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Push For Nomination

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent time with three of the four GOP hopefuls.

03/17/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Less Fiery In Final Debate

The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party’s nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.

03/13/2014

GOP gubernatorial candidates at a debate in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Candidates Tackle Each Other Head-On In Debate

Republican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.

03/05/2014

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Rutherford Stands Firm, Won’t Release Harassment Report

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says the independent report — costing taxpayers $18,000 — is likely missing a key element.

02/21/2014

GOP gubernatorial candidates at a debate in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Hold Debate In Springfield

Republican gubernatorial candidates took turns attacking-front runner Bruce Rauner in Springfield Tuesday night, in the second of five scheduled full field GOP debates.

02/18/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Cancels TV Ad Buys Across State

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford has sent notice to television media outlets that he is pulling his campaign ads.

02/18/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Rutherford Accuser Defends Lawsuit Timing, Says There’s ‘No Grace Period’ For Misconduct

Ed Michalowski tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine why he chose to come forward with allegations against state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, rocking the Republican race for governor.

02/14/2014

Kirk Dillard

Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For Governor

State Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.

02/14/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford’s Office Won’t Release Independent Report On Misconduct Allegations

Dan Rutherford spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet said Thursday that the information now will only be released through the courts.

02/13/2014

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Barrage Of Attack Ads

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the attacks and counter-attacks by candidates and their supporters could be one of the most expensive statewide primary campaigns ever.

02/12/2014

Dan Rutherford

Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual Harassment

Edmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.

02/10/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

Republican Candidates For Governor Debate Taxes, Spending

State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford faced off in a debate that focused heavily on Illinois’ struggling economy and how to improve its business climate.

02/04/2014

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Rauner, Rutherford Trade Barbs Over Misconduct Allegation

publican gubernatorial hopefuls Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford traded denials as they faced each other over a potentially damaging complaint lodged by one of Rutherford’s employees in the State Treasurer’s office.

02/03/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Rauner Behind False Allegations Made By Employee

The Republican Race for governor took a bizarre turn Friday, as Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed his rival, billionaire Bruce Rauner, was behind an attorney’s demand for $300,000 to keep a treasurer employee’s allegations quiet.

01/31/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

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