HaineFloorShot1SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Senate denied a motion to accept Governor Quinn’s three appointments to Southern Illinois University’s board of trustees. The senate voted 0-23 with 32 senators voting present.

“These three appointees were given to us from the governor without any background information at all,” Senator Bill Haine (D–Alton) said. “Illinois’s constitution outlines this process clearly: the governor appoints with the advice and consent of the senate, there is no way we can give advice or consent to these appointments if we don’t know who these people are.”

Quinn named the three replacements to fill vacancies after he did not renew three of the previous trustees’ appointments.

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