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More than forty years’ of federal oversight of hiring at City Hall could be coming to an end, now that the man who took a series of legal steps to prevent patronage hiring in Chicago now says the city is in “substantial compliance” with safeguards.
Attorney Michael Shakman spoke with WGN’s Brandon Campbell about his motion to end federal oversight of hiring in Chicago.
Michael Shakman, who sued the city of Chicago for political hiring in 1969, talks to the press about reaching a deal with the city, inside the Dirksen Federal Building, Wednesday March 21, 2007. His lawyer Roger Fross listens behind. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)