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An Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Sheriff’s office employee that sought backpay related to an unpaid suspension in Coduto
v. Cook County
.

In August of 2016, an employee in a Sheriff’s office was suspended without pay after he was arrested for his third
offense of driving while under the influence. The Sheriff then filed charges with the Sheriff’s Merit Board seek terminationation of the employee.
While the charges were pending, the employee remained on an unpaid suspension, and two years
after charges were filed, the Merit Board suspended the employee for 180

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