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McClain email fallout continues as authorities investigate 'rape in Champaign' and Pritzker ally resigns

Jan 15, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times
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In a 2012 email directed to two top aides to then-Gov. Pat Quinn, lobbyist Michael McClain sought leniency for a state administrator who faced discipline for an unspecified job infraction.

"He kept his mouth shut on Jones' ghost workers, the rape in Champaign and other things," McClain wrote in the email, first obtained by WBEZ reporters Tony Arnold and Dave McKinney. "He is loyal to the Administration."

McClain is a close ally of House Speaker ...