A former top aide to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is now employed as a lobbyist for a group representing casino owners and a firm with plans get into the medical marijuana business.   Jack Lavin started his own lobbying business in February after leaving Quinn's staff last September. 

Under the state's revolving door law, certain state workers or former state workers can't accept employment of compensation from a non-state employer if the worker, in the past year, made regulatory or licensing decisions or awarded contracts affecting the new employer.   A Quinn spokesperson says Lavin talked with a lawyer and state ethics officer before he left last year.

 

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