The warden of the Menard Correctional Center has been demoted. Dave Rednour is now the assistant warden of programs at Pinckneyville Correctional Center. The move comes after the state conducted an investigation of him while he was out on disability leave in 2009. Rednour was featured on the front page of a newspaper while fishing with former Illinois treasurer and then US Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.
The problem is that workers who are out on disability are supposed to stay away from strenuous activity. Rednour’s injury led to a 75-thousand dollar workers compensation payout. A spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Corrections wouldn’t say whether the demotion was a result of the disability investigation.