SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A state inspector says a supervisor at the Illinois Transportation Department pressured employees to give him gifts if they wanted good work assignments.
The executive inspector general says the supervisor accepted cigars, leather jackets and meals in exchange for handing out the best assignments.
The inspector is recommending that John Grana be punished, perhaps even fired.
Grana works at an IDOT maintenance yard in Schaumburg. He told investigators he did nothing wrong and that any gifts were simply exchanges among friends.
A Transportation Department spokesman did not return calls seeking comment.
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