The former executive director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which owns and operates Chicago White Sox home U.S. Cellular Field, is accusing the former board chairman and the White Sox owner of improperly ousting her from the position in a federal lawsuit.

Perri Irmer charges that the board chairman at the time – former Gov. Jim Thompson – and baseball team owner and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf forced her out two years ago after she attempted to implement reforms opposed by Reinsdorf because they would raise the team’s costs.

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