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Former Federal Prosector Named to U of I Board

CHICAGO (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says he brings limited knowledge of the issues facing the University of Illinois to his new job as trustee. But the former prosecutor says he'll get to work immediately and ask a lot of questions as he gets up to speed.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday he had appointed the 52-year-old Fitzgerald to the board. Fitzgerald said Quinn approached him earlier this month and Fitzgerald immediately said yes. Fitzgerald is best known as the tenacious prosecutor who helped put former Illinois Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich in prison. He left his post last year to work in a private law office.

Quinn also reappointed Dr. Timothy N. Koritz and James Montgomery to the board.

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