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Dillard: Quinn should fire state prisons director for ex-gang member hire

Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard officially announces his run for Illinois governor in 2014 outside his childhood home in Chicago, Monday, July 15, 2013. Dillard lost the 2010 GOP primary to state Sen. Bill Brady.   (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)  ORG XMIT: CST1307151305060138

Sen. Kirk Dillard | Sun-Times Media File 

Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Republican candidate for governor from Hinsdale, says Gov. Pat Quinn should fire the state prisons director for hiring an official with reported gang affiliations, according to the Associated Press on The State-Journal Register.

A Republican candidate for governor is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to remove the state prisons director for hiring an official who has been arrested up to two dozen times and was apparently once affiliated with a street gang.
Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale says Gov. Pat Quinn should fire S.A. "Tony" Godinez. Dillard says "it's outrageous that former gang members are now running the prisons."
Xadrian McCraven was a $111,000-a-year senior policy adviser to the Department of Corrections' parole chief before he was fired Friday.

[Read more on the State Journal Register]

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