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April 17, 2024

Former Employees sue City of Georgetown in Federal Court –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 4, 2014

Two former City of Georgetown employees filed suit in Federal Court in Urbana against the City, the trustees and the mayor claiming wrongful termination, employment discrimination, civil rights violations.
The Mayor apparently fired the two employees and then turned around and hired her own daughter as the replacement – and was even the deciding vote of a split city council. As if that wasn’t enough, the employees were not given an opportunity to contest any of the reasons they were dismissed and were later subjected to defamatory remarks as to why they were terminated.
Read the complaint below:


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  • jannie
    Posted at 07:52h, 05 May

    This was very interesting reading. From my experience employees are consueled what they did wrong then have a chance to remedy any problems. It is pretty easy to see what went on here. They were part of the old administration (usually these jobs aren’t politically motivated – though I have seen where when the Mayor changes several of the upper level administrators decide to move on.)
    This looks like a clear case of abuse of power and is very unfortunate. Many cities have rules about nepotism so you can’t hire a relative.
    This will be interesting to see how it unfolds.

  • Jeri
    Posted at 19:23h, 20 May

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! The citizens need to be aware of the political corruption and downright bullying happening in our small community!!

  • jmkraft
    Posted at 14:57h, 21 May

    If anyone has additional information on this we would be glad to talk to you.

  • wayne
    Posted at 07:40h, 07 April

    who was the attorney who filed for the employees