Quinn Ready to Name U. of Ill. Trustees
The University of Illinois should soon have a full board of trustees after most of the members resigned after an admissions scandal at the school.
Gov. Pat Quinn said he was ready to fill the five remaining spots on Friday.
The governor said he would announce his picks so there would be a full board in place for next week's meeting.
But he wouldn't say on Thursday whether any of the trustees who resigned at his request would be reappointed.
A state panel investigated how clout influenced university admissions and found that some unqualified students with political connections had gotten in. The panel said all nine trustees should resign as a result. Seven did, but two --- James Montgomery and Frances Carroll --- refused and Quinn decided against removing them to avoid a legal fight.
Last week Quinn appointed two other new commissioners: Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy and Boeing executive Lawrence Oliver II.