Quinn to Name Christopher Kennedy to UI Trustee Post
Gov. Pat Quinn will appoint a son of the late Robert F. Kennedy to the University of Illinois board of trustees.
Quinn's office confirmed Chicago businessman Christopher Kennedy's appointment in advance of a Wednesday afternoon news conference where Quinn is expected to announce more changes to the board. Christopher Kennedy is the nephew of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died Wednesday.
It's been nearly three weeks since a state panel Quinn appointed recommended that all the trustees should go after an investigation into how clout influenced admission decisions at the school.
Seven trustees have offered to resign, but trustees James Montgomery and Frances Carroll are refusing to step down. They say they've done nothing wrong.
Watch for updates Wednesday afternoon.