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US Rep. Duckworth prevails in workplace retaliation lawsuit

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In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., appears in Springfield, Ill. (AP photo) In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., appears in Springfield, Ill. (AP photo)
JONESBORO, IL -

A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth has concluded with an agreement that no law was violated.
    
The settlement removes what has been a distraction for the Democratic congresswoman is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
    
The Illinois Attorney General's office announced the agreement Friday after a hearing in Union County. The office represented Duckworth in the case.
    
Two employees of a home for veterans alleged Duckworth violated state ethics laws by taking action against them when she was head of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.
    
Duckworth's supporters called the case a politically motivated nuisance lawsuit.

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