||Convicted Politician Quits Post
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On Dec. 1, State Rep. Patricia Bailey, D-6th District, resigned her position as a Cook County probation officer, a job she had held since 1999.
According to The Chicago Tribune, Bailey, 52, was convicted on multiple felony counts of election fraud and perjury, which makes her ineligible to hold any government job until five years after completing her sentence.
Her sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 21.
Bailey had been on unpaid leave from her $46,500-a-year position since she was indicted in September 2004. Her job in the House, which she will also be forced to give up, paid $57,600. Several candidates are already expressing interest in the post, which party officials will temporarily fill until an election is held. For instance, Keith Kysel, a CTA bus driver and real estate agent who unsuccessfully ran for 7th Ward alderman in 1999, attended part of Bailey's trial and is collecting signatures to get his name on the March primary ballot.
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