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1950Brutus - Illinois State Fair officials busted for getting free beer tickets - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
A promising career as a future IL gov down the commode.
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I think it's disgusting that we prohibit felons from municipal office by state law but then can have felons run for state office...and congress... Is that the Peter Principle in action or what?
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Guess what happens to these large salaries? They turn into large pensions!
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The only prohibition I'm aware of for felons in politics here in IL is at the municipal level. From county on up, I don't believe there is any restriction. But if you decide to run, you better know that your past WILL come up, and if you don't want to talk about it, you might just want to stay home.
qfingers - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Of more interest to me are the 10 VA nurses making over $100,000 Wow....according to this the best-paid 10% made over $94,000 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registe... So how many VA nurses are there in total in the county?

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Dot Transportation cited after driver charged in trooper's death

1 year, 3 months ago by Bob Gough

Company says it has not yet completed its internal investigation

From bnd.com:

The trucking company that employs a driver who was charged with reckless homicide in connection with a traffic crash that killed an Illinois State Trooper was cited and remains under investigation by the federal agency that regulates its operation.

Johnny B. Felton Jr., 52, of Hinesville, Ga., was driving for Dot Transportation Inc. of Mount Sterling on Nov. 26 when police said he struck Trooper Kyle Deatherage's motorcycle, killing the 32-year-old father of two.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration review completed on Jan. 25, showed that Dot Transportation Inc., known as DTI, allowed Felton to drive out-of-state on a Georgia commercial driver's license that restricted him from driving interstate.

Jim Tracy, DTI vice president and attorney who is acting as co-counsel in the wrongful death case filed against Felton and DTI, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Julia Bishop-Cross, a DTI spokeswoman, said the company has cooperated with investigators and has not yet completed its own investigation.

From DTI:

The management and employees of Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) continue to express their deepest sympathies to the family of the Illinois patrolman who lost his life in a tragic accident on I-55 last November.

Today we learned that the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed charges against DTI driver John Felton of reckless homicide and allegedly driving a commercial vehicle in Illinois when he did not hold an interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL).  

DTI has fully cooperated with the authorities and assisted them in their investigation as requested. DTI has not completed its own internal investigation nor has it seen all of the information that Grand Jury reviewed prior to issuing the Indictment.

It is DTI’s policy that no driver will drive for DTI unless he or she has a valid medical card and is in full compliance with the Federal Motor Safety Act.  DTI was not informed of and unaware of any reason which would indicate this driver was unable to safely operate DTI’s truck.  DTI cannot release information about the driver’s medical condition because of statutory restrictions and out of respect for the employee’s privacy.

The driver in question is a 25-year veteran of the armed forces who rose to the rank of sergeant and commanded 80 troops.  He was hired by DTI after an honorable discharge and had a clean driving record at the time of hire.


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