FILE - In this March 9, 2010 file photo, Jerry Stermer, a senior adviser to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. On Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, the Executive Ethics Commission ... more 
FILE - In this March 9, 2010 file photo, Jerry Stermer, a senior adviser to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. On Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, the Executive Ethics Commission released a ruling saying that Stermer has been fined $500 for sending a political email from a state cellphone. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman, File
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