No. 89-3188.

936 F.2d 328 (1991)

Ronald SANTELLA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 9, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John L. Gubbins, Gubbins & Associates, Robert P. Sheridan, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellant.

Kelly R. Welsh, Ruth M. Moscovitch, Appeals Div., Jean Dobrer, Asst. Corp. Counsel, and L. Anita Richardson, Corp. Counsel, Office of the Corp. Counsel, Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellee.

Before BAUER, Chief Judge, POSNER, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

BAUER, Chief Judge.

It has been said that when it comes to getting a city job in Chicago, quite often "It ain't what you know, but who you know." Although he thought he did, Appellant Ronald Santella did not know the right people — or, at least, not enough of them. Santella was hired by the Motor Maintenance Division ("Division") of the Chicago Police Department ("CPD") on June 1, 1980. His brother Rick just happened to be the director of the Division. Santella...

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