Trial postponed in lawsuit against Duckworth

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U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth | AP file photo

JONESBORO — Court officials in southern Illinois say a civil lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth stemming from when she led Illinois’ veterans agency won’t go forward next month.

Union County Circuit Clerk’s Office officials say a May 12 hearing for summary judgment in the case was set during a hearing on Tuesday. The case was to go to trial April 4.

Two employees of a southern Illinois veterans home filed the lawsuit in 2008 alleging workplace retaliation. The Illinois Attorney General’s office is handling Duckworth’s defense and has previously asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed.

Duckworth last week won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and will face Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the November general election.

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