Quinn: No Pressure To Hire Burris' Son

Senator's son hired as attorney for state's housing authority

Gov. Pat Quinn's office says a "thorough review" found no indication of improper conduct in the way the son of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as an attorney.

Quinn's office said Monday that the Governor's Office of General Counsel found that no one was pressured to hire Roland Burris II as senior counsel for the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

The hiring of Burris came in September, under ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration. It also came just weeks after the younger Burris landed in tax and foreclosure trouble. 

Burris got the job six weeks after the Internal Revenue Service slapped him with a $34,163 tax lien and three weeks after a mortgage company filed a foreclosure lawsuit on his Chicago home.

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