Quinn Delays Decision on UI Trustees but Says It Will Happen
A spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn says the governor may have delayed action against two University of Illinois trustees who refuse to resign but isn't backing down.
Marlena Jentz says the governor will act against James Montgomery and Frances Carroll later this week. Quinn had said he'd act yesterday Monday to resolve the conflict with Carroll and Montgomery.
The delay has led to criticism from one likely political opponent. Quinn's chief Democratic primary opponent, Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, says the governor should have resolved the situation before classes started this week.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William "Doc'' Walls, meanwhile, want the governor to let Montgomery and Carroll stay.
Quinn asked all nine university trustees to step down over the school's admissions scandal. Seven have resigned.