WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois Governor Nominates Two For SIU Board

Illinois Governor Nominates Two For SIU Board

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is nominating a former history professor and the retired head of the state's National Guard to the Southern Illinois University system's frayed board of trustees.      

The selections of former Illinois Adjutant General Randal Thomas and former SIU-Edwardsville professor Shirley Portwood come three months after the Illinois Senate rejected three of Quinn's previous candidates. But one of those lawmakers, Democratic Sen. Bill Haine of Alton, says he expects Senate confirmations of the latest nominees.      

Quinn's newest picks were a compromise between him and members of the Illinois Senate. In February the Senate overwhelmingly panned Quinn's appointments to replace three SIU board members whose terms expired.      

Thomas and Portwood are expected to join the board at its meeting next Wednesday. 

See other LocalNews news:

Police Beat for March 31, 2015
All Area Counties See Decline in Unemployment in February
Odin School District Makes Cuts in Staff and Offerings
Ex-Carbondale Pastor Gets 6 Years in Prison on Theft Charges
Illinois Joins Campaign to Reduce Childhood Obesity




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo