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posted: 8/26/2013 4:40 AM

Quinn's CTA nominee raises questions

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Gov. Pat Quinn makes an appointment to the to the CTA board. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley calls it a "disgrace." Frank Zuccarelli, the nominee, is currently the Thornton Township supervisor, which I assume is a salaried position.

It is my understanding that there is a law that says CTA board members should not hold other government offices or jobs for which they are paid. The CTA appointment pays $25,000 per year.

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The first question should be why does the governor make an illegal appointment, particularly when it is to a board that is among a series of boards which are already under a heavy cloud of mismanagement and suspicion? If there is no penalty for violating the law, he has nothing to lose by trying to make another horrible appointment.

Was this some kind of a political payback? This is exactly the kind of politics that make this state one of the most corrupt, if not the most corrupt, states in the country. On top of that, it takes place in none other than Cook County, which we all know, has a reputation of its own.

Phillip E. Ritchey

Glendale Heights

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