Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over FiringsThree former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten LawsuitThree 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.
Judge: Aide’s Lawsuit Against Former Treasurer Rutherford Can ProceedRutherford’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.
Former Rutherford Aide's Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob BossThe 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.
Judge Dismisses Sexual Harassment Suit Filed By Former Rutherford AideA 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.
Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. QuinnIllinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Push For NominationCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent time with three of the four GOP hopefuls.
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Less Fiery In Final DebateThe 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.
GOP Candidates Tackle Each Other Head-On In DebateRepublican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.
Rutherford Stands Firm, Won't Release Harassment ReportCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says the independent report -- costing taxpayers $18,000 -- is likely missing a key element.
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.
Rutherford Cancels TV Ad Buys Across StateIllinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford has sent notice to television media outlets that he is pulling his campaign ads.