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Officials to Testify on Clout at U of Illinois

The state commission that's investigating allegations that political clout was used to get underqualified students into the University of Illinois is meeting again.

The commission will meet Wednesday in Chicago.

Governor Pat Quinn formed the panel last month to look into the university's admissions system after word of the use of clout first surfaced in the Chicago Tribune. The commission is led by former federal Judge Abner Mikva and is due to issue a report next month.

Among those scheduled to testify is Heidi Hurd, former dean of the College of Law. She's now a law professor.

During testimony Monday, an assistant dean said that over four years, the university forced the law school to accept 24 students with political connections who wouldn't have been admitted otherwise.

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