Governor Bruce Rauner is taking the advice of a court-appointed monitor, and has started identifying every union-covered patronage position in state government.
Those are jobs where people were appointed, instead of going through a competitive application process.
Rauner wants to fire all political hires, but can't for those protected by unions.
His office tells the Chicago Sun-Times, this is the first step to change that.
Rauner is also working on legislation to prevent patronage hiring in the future.