Gov. Pat Quinn sticks by manager who flipped on aides' jobs - KMOV.com

Gov. Pat Quinn sticks by manager who flipped on aides' jobs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Human Services says it has no evidence of two highly paid former employees doing any work other than acting as chauffeurs.

That position contradicts earlier statements by Secretary Carol Adams.

Adams was recently appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to an international trade post. She had claimed the two men weren't simply drivers. However, she refused to prove it by releasing examples of the men's other work.

Now, after another request from The Associated Press, Adams' agency says there's nothing to release. No work products exist.

Adams won't talk. And after several requests for comment, no one at DHS or in Quinn's office will explain the discrepancy or whether Quinn has discussed the matter with her.

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