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Resource ID: #16155
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: ABC News 20/20
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Date: Feb. 19, 1999

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ABC News 20/20 reports "an investigation of the sale of truck drivers' licenses in exchange for campaign contributions to the campaign of the man who is now Governor of the state of Illinois, George Ryan. The Reverend Scott Willis and his wife Janet lost six children, all burned alive in a horrific accident ... the Willis' questions about the accident and the qualifications of the truck driver would begin to expose a major political scandal in the state of Illinois that would affect highway safety across the country.... centered on allegations that state employees were exchanging truck driving licenses for bribes and campaign contributions from trucking companies and truck driving schools....

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