Monthly Archives: October 2014

Shakman Successfully Challenges Political Hiring at IDOT

On October the federal court overseeing the Shakman Decree regulating government hiring granted a motion filed by Michael Shakman seeking the appointment of a special master to investigate and remedy illegal employment practices at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2014:  “Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring”

Chicago Sun-Times, October 22, 2014:  “Federal monitor to be appointed to oversee hiring at IDOT”

Weisman Interviewed by Carol Marin on Burge Case

Miller Shakman attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Weisman was interviewed by NBC 5’s Carol Marin in connection with the release from prison of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Weisman was the lead prosecutor in the Burge perjury case.

5 NBC Chicago, October 1, 2014: “Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge Getting Out of Prison”