September 22, 2006

Gianulis to retire from Blago administration

Kurt Allemeier of the Dispatch/Argus reports:
Long-time Rock Island County Democratic party leader John Gianulis will retire from his position in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration to focus entirely on his duties with the county organization.

Mr. Gianulis, who was considered instrumental in electing Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2002, informed the governor Monday that he would retire as deputy director of intergovernmental relations and personnel effective Sept. 30.

He said his retirement is not linked to a federal investigation of the governor's administration. Mr. Gianulis was questioned by attorneys for the Illinois Inspector General earlier this year, before the investigation into Gov. Blagojevich's hiring practices was taken over by the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago.
Being involved with personnel in the Blagojevich administration put John G. close to a widening investigation of hiring practice violations which have been swirling around the governor for some time. Regardless of whether any wrong-doing occured, the investigations will no doubt be something Gianulis will have to contend with for some time after his return to chairing the Rock Island County Democratic organization.


At 9/22/2006 10:38 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

Regardless of your party, John Gianulis' deep devotion to this community is his hallmark. He has fought non-stop for state dollars to build the new WIU-QC Riverfront Campus. He and State Sen. Mike Jacobs and State Rep. Pat Vershoore and State Rep. Mike Boland have helped all of us in this regard. I wish him well in his retirement from state government. He has worked hard. He has given much. He should spend more time with his lovely wife Mary Jane Gianulis.

At 9/22/2006 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great man he deserves better than to have you bring up corruption. What a jerk you are.

At 9/22/2006 11:17 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And what a sad little peabrain you are for failing to recognize that I didn't bring up corruption, the Illinois Inspector General and now the U.S. Attorney have, and the paper reported this relevant fact.

I quoted the paper and note that this is something Gianulis will have to contend with, and now I'M a jerk?

I didn't try to cover it up, is that why you're upset?

Grow a brain. Your lame ankle biting is pathetic.

Gianulis hasn't been accused of any wrong-doing, and his long and extremely successful record of service to the Democratic party speaks for itself.


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