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Illinois agriculture secretary resigns over controversial email

Illinois’ agriculture secretary has stepped down over a controversial email sent to him in 2012.

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois-- Illinois' agriculture secretary has stepped down over a controversial email sent to him in 2012.

Governor JB Pritzker's office asked for John Sullivan'S resignation because he knew about the email from a former top lobbyist.

Which refers to an alleged rape in champaign. The governor says he was disturbed that Sullivan was aware of the email and didn't tell anyone about it.

The email is part of an ongoing investigation.