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A treasurer’s trove of internships: Rutherford’s clout-heavy list

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's interns mainly were assigned working I-Cash property recovery program were paid $9.50 an hour his aides

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's interns mainly were assigned to working in the I-Cash property recovery program and were paid $9.50 an hour, his aides say. | Seth Perlman/AP

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Updated: July 13, 2014 2:23AM



Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office has offered an expansive college internship program during his tenure, giving more than 100 students tens of thousands of dollars in summer pay — and a plum for their resumes.

But the path to those jobs is often layered in clout, according to a Chicago Sun-Times review of the office’s program...READ MORE



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