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Former Times bureau chief to work for George Sheldon at Illinois’ DCF

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Longtime Florida journalist and attorney Neil Skene said he has accepted an offer to work for Illinois Children and Family Services Director George Sheldon. Sheldon, a Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Attorney General Pam Bondi last election, was secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2008-2011. He did not return a call seeking comment. The move was first reported in Friday’s SUNBURN email. Skene is a former St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) Tallahassee bureau chief and Congressional Quarterly publisher in the…

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