Quinn Accepts Resignations of Four U of I Trustees
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will accept the resignations of four University of Illinois trustees who said Tuesday they are willing to step aside. Meanwhile, though, Quinn is still waiting to hear from the panel's last two members, neither of whom appears willing to go.
Trustees James D. Montgomery and Frances G. Carroll are the only ones who haven't offered their resignations since Quinn called for trustees to step down in the wake of the school's admissions scandal.
When asked Wednesday about the trustees, Quinn said he was encouraged by the news of the latest resignations.
Quinn says he has the authority under the Illinois Constitution to remove trustees for incompetence, malfeasance or neglecting their duties and plans to act this week. But he didn't commit to doing anything about the two trustees left.