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  Workplace lawsuit against Tammy Duckworth settled
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Last EditedRP  Jun 25, 2016 10:49am
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AuthorRick Pearson
MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateSaturday, June 25, 2016 12:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA potentially politically embarrassing civil lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth, alleging workplace retaliation during her time as head of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, was settled Friday for $26,000 from the state, with no finding of wrongdoing.

Madigan spokeswoman Maura Possley said the $26,000 award to two workers at the Anna Veteran's Home "will cover attorney's fees and all costs," and the "settlement is based on the agreement that there is no finding of a violation of the law."

The lawsuit, which had been scheduled for trial mid-August, had been the dominant theme of Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's early attacks on Duckworth, currently a two-term congresswoman from Hoffman Estates, as he seeks re-election.
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