Bill Daley says Gov. Quinn’s appointment of insider violates “spirit of the law”

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Bill Daley’s gubernatorial campaign isn’t letting go of the Frank Zuccarelli appointment issue, today releasing a letter the candidate sent to a senate panel.

Daley is asking that a panel of state senators block Gov. Pat Quinn’s appointment of Frank Zuccarelli to the CTA board, saying the appointment of the Thornton Township Supervisor violates the “spirit of the law” prohibiting double dippers. Zuccarelli makes more than $128,000 annually in his township post, Daley says and will get another $25,000 annually at the CTA.

See letter here

Zuccarelli Appointment Ltr

Zuccarelli told our Mark Brown on Thursday that he considers it “working simultaneously” — not double dipping.

Gov. Quinn has defended his appointment of Zuccarelli, saying he will be a strong voice for the South Suburbs on the CTA board.

The dust-up comes in light of a Metra scandal that’s revealed rampant patronage at the agency and at its oversight agency the RTA.

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