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Appeals panel: State agencies can't hire own lawyers when disagree with Atty Gen's legal strategies

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 23, 2017

A state appeals panel has refused to allow a state agency, under the supervision of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, to hire its own legal representation amid a conflict with Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan over legal strategy in defending against workers compensation claims brought by an independent personal assistant for those with disabilities who claimed she should be treated as a state employee after the state empowered a union to represent her.

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