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Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:47 p.m. CST

CHICAGO – A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect the Chicago Democrat.

Anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman has – as part of a lawsuit – requested an investigation of hiring in Quinn's Department of Transportation and a monitor to ensure the administration complies with bans on political hiring for nonpolitical jobs. Quinn's attorneys argue the judge should reject the request because it would be detrimental to state officials' duties of hiring workers.

During a brief hearing Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier gave attorneys time to file motions and told them to return to court Oct. 22.

Quinn is facing Republican challenger Bruce Rauner in the Nov. 4 election.

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