Man accusing republican gubernatorial candidate of sexual abuse begins new job

By WEEK Producer

February 11, 2014 Updated Feb 12, 2014 at 12:03 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The man who's accused Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual harassment and political wrong-doing has settled into a new job with the Cook county Recorder of Deeds Office.

Attorney Ed Michalowski is working at the Cook county Recorder of Deeds office. 

Michalowski ran for judge as a democrat in 2009 and was hired by Cook county democratic Karen Yarborough.

She said politics had nothing to do with the hiring.

Meanwhile, Blooomington Senator Bill Brady said questions about Rutherford should not consume the gubernatorial campaign.

"I think that's something we shouldn't get into in terms of Republican debates an so forth. We'll leave that to the media and the others," said State Senator Bill Brady, (R) Candidate For Governor.

A new Chicago Tribune poll of the GOP Candidates shows Bruce Rauner polling at 40% support, State Senator Bill Brady at 20% support, Dan Rutherford at 13% support, and State Senator Kirk Dillard in fourth place at 11% support. 

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.