CHICAGO -- Sexual harassment complaints have cost Chicago-based Rodman & Renstlaw Inc. a place on the underwriting team for an upcoming bond issue by illinois.

The state yesterday pulled Rodman from a $150 million general obligation college saver bond issue just hours after it released a list that included Rodman as a co-manager. James Montana, Gov. Jim Edgar's chief legal counsel, said the move was made after the state learned of several sexual harassment complaints filed against the firm.

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