Calling the level of patronage in state government “inconceivable,” Chicago attorney Mike Shakman filed a court motion Tuesday that seeks to severely limit clout hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn and any successors.

The filing was prompted by a months-long Better Government Association investigation.

Shakman obtained a decree known by his name in 1972 covering Chicago and Cook County patronage.

 

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