Suit Against Duckworth Can Move Forward

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) A tentative trial date has been set in a lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

A judge in Downstate Union County has decided to let the workplace retaliation lawsuit to go to trial in August. Two workers at a Southern Illinois Veteran’s home accuse Duckworth of ethics violations when she headed up the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The suit is seven years in the making.

Republicans have highlighted the case as they try to stop Duckworth’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen Mark Kirk in November. Duckworth supporters say the case is aimed to damage her politically, but the employees behind the suit say it’s got nothing to do with politics.


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