Edmund Michalowski

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

Dan Rutherford

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

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