Gov. Rod Blagojevich fired another 28 state workers to whom Gov. Ryan gave jobs before leaving office earlier this month.
On his first full day as governor, Blagojevich fired 35 Ryan appointees, including former state Sen. Judy Myers, R-Danville, who had gotten a newly-created job in the Department of Agriculture. Monday, he let go an additional 28 state employees and said more pink slips will be coming.
The governor estimated the total savings so far at $5 million.
By late Monday, he had only released the names of those who had been notified that they were included in the latest round of firings. The following information came from Blagojevich's press office:
- Thomas McMahon: Legal appointment in Department of Human Services at an annual salary of $108,400. Ryan had recently reappointed McMahon at the same job and same salary.
- Katherine Parker: Bureau chief of facilities and office services at Department of Human Services for $103,700. Parker had been executive director of the Human Rights Commission under Ryan, at a salary of $94,300.
- Carol Ritter: Senior public service administrator at Department of Human Rights for $58,100. Had previously held same job at same salary, but Ryan made it a term appointment.
- Debra Hoffman: Public service administrator for accounting at Illinois Liquor Control Commission, for $69,000. Hoffman had been associate director of the commission, making the same salary.
- Daniel Lornitis: Telecommunications job in Department of Central Management Services for $35,000. Had been assistant to the director of scheduling for Gov. Ryan, earning $31,000.
- Ronald Hardgrove: Senior public service administrator making $96,000 at Department of Banks and Real Estate. Hardgrove had been a senior vice president of Coldwell Banker, earning the same pay.
- Susan Nelson: Assistant bureau manager of leasing at Department of Central Management Services for $57,600. Nelson had worked in Ryan's scheduling office for $52,300.
- Julie Dutton: Public information officer at Department of Central Management Services for $59,100. Previously, Dutton was the spokeswoman for Ryan's Bureau of the Budget, earning the same pay.
- Matthew Overaker: Manager of employee services at Department of Corrections for $67,900. Overaker had been legislative liaison for the agency at the same salary.
- Jim Utley: Manager of records unit at Department of Corrections for $75,100. Utley had been assistant warden at the youth facility in St. Charles.
- Nicholas L. Vespa: Department of Corrections information services unit job for $70,400. Vespa had been in the office of information services at the Capital Development Board, making $65,200.
- Gary Crompton: Earns $99,000 in the information technology bureau at Department of Professional Regulation. Crompton had been in a similar position at the same salary, when Ryan gave him the appointment.
- Richard Sgro: Public service administrator for policy and communications office and research office of Department of Revenue, for $56,500. Sgro had been the department's legislative liaison for $49,100.
- Kathryn Spain: Senior public service administrator in debt support division of Department of Revenue for $76,500. Had been with the Illinois Gaming Board for $70,800.
- Philip Wyatt: Manager in local government services bureau of Department of Revenue for $78,300. He had previously been a legislative liaison for the agency at the same salary.
- Candice Trees: Senior public service administrator in office of the director of the Department of Revenue for $80,900. Trees had been at the same job and same salary when Ryan made the position a term appointment.
- Cristina Cray: Director of legislative affairs for the State Board of Elections for $63,400. Cray had been director of legislative affairs for Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood, earning $63,000.
- Amy Bradford: Took a voluntary reduction to public service administrator after having been named senior public service administrator in the Bureau of County Fairs and Horse Racing at $67,100. Bradford had been a public service administrator in the Department of Agriculture director's office for $62,200.
- Barbara Graham: A senior public service administrator in trade for the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs for $96,700. Had been in the department's director's office for $90,700.
- Thomas Brinton: Senior public service administrator in the Department of Children and Family Services for $81,100. Had been a regional manager in Aurora for the same salary.
- Gary Crompton: Information technology bureau appointee in the Department of Professional Regulation for $99,000. Had been appointed in September to a similar position at the same salary.
- Susan Roop: Position in legislation and constituent services in the Department of Natural Resources for $62,900. Had been an adviser for environmental, natural resource and economic issues in the lieutenant governor's office for $60,000.
- Colleen Atterbury: A section manager in the Department of Public Aid for $65,400. Had been a division chief in the Bureau of the Budget at the same salary.
- Frederick Backfield: A manager in the Department of Public Aid for $101,500. Had a similar post at the same salary.
- Megan Omellas: A manager in the Department of Public Aid for $68,400. Had been a division chief in the Bureau of the Budget for $63,000.
- Catherine Narup: A senior public service administrator in the Department of Public Health for $84,600. Had been a legislative liaison in the department for the same salary.
- John Webb: A fiscal officer in the Department of Public Health for $78,000. Had been a legislative liaison for the Department of Nuclear Safety for $70,100.
- Linda LeBegue: A manager in the Department of Revenue for $60,100. Had been a personnel officer in the Department of Transportation for $55,400.