01/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Illinois Tollway Chief Resigns In Wake Of Blagojevich Scandal

Less than a month after taking over as the top administrator at the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Executive Director Jeff Dailey has submitted his resignation.

A spokeswoman for the authority says Mr. Dailey indicated "a desire to explore other engineering and transportation planning opportunities."

But someone familiar with the situation says the scandal involving Gov. Rod Blagojevich was a factor in Mr. Dailey's decision, as was a controversy involving the previous executive director.

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