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“I applied to the Illinois State Police (ISP) because they had a job posting. I went and interviewed, and they initially said they were going to hire me, but then they called back and said I wasn’t going to get in because I had voted in the Democratic primary. They told me to contact my county Republican chairman and join their Young Republican’s group, which I did. After that, ISP offered me a job. I started on December 3,1984”.

“Why did you leave ISP?

Well, that was the asbestos... One person had a four-inch-high conical pile of white powder on their desk every day for about two weeks.”

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