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Lillian Koller To Illinois?




|| By FITSNEWS || Lillian Koller was an unmitigated disaster as director of the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS).  Which is why she (eventually) was forced from her job.

We’ve written extensively about Koller’s many issues … the most serious of which were addressed last year by a legislative audit.

But Koller wasn’t just a disaster when it came to child welfare … there were a host of other problems.

What sort of problems?  Well, there’s the agency’s ongoing failure with regard to the state’s child support enforcement database – or its total lack of follow-through regarding a food stamp waiver touted by S.C. governor Nikki Haley in her so-called “war on fat” (three years later this waiver has yet to be filed, by the way).  There are also questionable consultant payments and allegations of cooked books at its “welfare to work” program (as well as its food stamp system).

(For a recent report detailing one of these scams, CLICK HERE).

So … how did Koller get her job?  We exposed the politics behind that move, too  (which is why Haley repeatedly refused to accept her resignation).

Anyway …

Koller must have friends in very high places, though, because sources in Illinois recently reached out to us – and others – inquiring about her.

What for?

“She is being considered for an appointment by the governor,” one source told us.

Wait … which governor?   Turns out they’re referring to Bruce Rauner, a “Republican” who was elected governor of Illinois last fall.

“I think our governor might be calling in a favor,” one state lawmaker in South Carolina told FITS.  “Who else would even consider hiring that woman?  She is a train wreck.  This is the same thing Haley did for the governor of Hawaii.”

Sure looks that way …

Rauner is currently looking for a new director for the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) – although we’d be shocked if he actually nominated Koller for the position.

Seriously … there’s no way in hell she would survive the vetting for such a post, is there?  Is there?

We know it’s Illinois and all, but come on … really?