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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:05 PM

State worker resigns after watchdog uncovers racist emails about the Obamas

Source: Chicago Tribune

Ray Long and Todd Lighty
Chicago Tribune

APRIL 19, 2019 3:45 PM

A government email scandal has ensnared a second state worker who was accused of sending and receiving sexist and racist messages, including ones that referred to then-President Barack Obama as a “mutt” and disparaged first lady Michelle Obama.

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Johnson, who lives in southwest suburban Palos Heights, could not be reached for comment. The 76-year-old Johnson is the second workers’ comp commission employee to resign over the sending and receiving of sexist and racists emails.

In July 2017, Frank Capuzi, who had worked for the agency for more than four decades, retired following a state review of his conduct prompted by Tribune inquiries into offensive emails sent from his personal email address to a high-ranking Chicago water department official and others. Among those emails was one describing a fake “Chicago Safari” adventure tour that made light of the shootings of children in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

Capuzi, who was a longtime GOP committeeman on the West Side, is the son of a former Republican state lawmaker, Louis Capuzi of Chicago.


Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-state-worker-racist-sexist-emails-20190419-story.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:18 PM

1. workers comp - makes sense

some of those employees can be pretty mean.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 02:43 AM

2. 76 and still working? n/t

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:06 AM

3. That job probably pays very well. Fat paychecks for life. nt

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