An article by Bob Susnjara is headlined,
State senate candidate apologizes for ‘outright lie’
That does not sound auspicious.
The article reports that Gentes told the Daily Herald’s editorial board that he was “on a leave of absence from his full-time job as operations director at the Realtor Association of NorthWest Chicagoland.”
Checking that out, the reporter discovered the statement was not truthful.
According to CEO Peggy Kayser,
“On advice of counsel, I cannot give the terms of his separation, but Bill stating he is on a leave of absence is an outright lie.”
In a subsequent interview with the Daily Herald, Gentes admitted he was fired in February and was embarrassed to be jobless and apologized for not telling the truth.
Partially as a result of the regional Realtors’ organization endorsement, Duffy got a $5,000 check from the state organization, the Illinois Association of Realtors.