Marty Quinn

Ex-staffer: Top Democrats slow to probe sex harassment claim

A campaign worker for Illinois Democrats said Tuesday that it took party officials too long to respond after she reported sexual harassment by a male supervisor last year, allegations that prompted election-year calls for outside investigations and House Speaker Michael Madigan to step down from leadership roles.

Alaina Hampton, who has worked for Democratic campaigns since 2012, addressed reporters a day after Madigan dismissed longtime political consultant Kevin Quinn and said an internal investigation showed Quinn sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague. Madigan serves as the state's Democratic Party leader. Quinn is Chicago Alderman Marty Quinn's brother.