SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Fitz appointed U of I trustee

Friday, Jan 18, 2013

* We can probably add this appointment to Gov. Pat Quinn’s efforts to show how he is cleaning up Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn today announced the appointment of former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois board of trustees.

* Quinn had this to say to reporters today

“I sat down with Patrick Fitzgerald and he said he wanted to get involved in education in Illinois in a way that could help men and women across our state… I think he was looking for an opportunity to serve.”

Chicago reporters love Fitz, and so they tossed Quinn a bunch of softballs about the appointment today…

* Sneed

Fitzgerald will replace trustee Lawrence Oliver II, who once worked for him as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Oliver, who served on Quinn’s Illinois Reform Commission, was told Wednesday afternoon he would not be reappointed. Disappointed at the nix notice, Oliver — one of the first trustees appointed to the board by Quinn in the wake of the admissions scandal — was not told why he was denied a second term. Oliver told the press he suspected it was because he voted in the 2010 Dem primary . . . and by law, only five Dems can be on the board. Oliver was placed on the board as a political independent, which is ostensibly Fitzgerald’s slot.

Thoughts?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


22 Comments
  1. - western illinois - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:46 am:

    He wants to find something bad so he can say see see cut their pensions!
    Sadly he probably will find something bad


  2. - Gary Hutton - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:48 am:

    Smartest thing Patrick Quinn has ever done since being public office. Just sayin’


  3. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    Given all of the political influence over the years that, in my opinion, has harmed the university greatly, I think this is a great pick.

    Can you imagine Fitzgerald learning about clouted admissions and not going ballistic?


  4. - John A Logan - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    Quinn to Fitz. You got me this job….its the least I could do for ya.


  5. - thechampaignlife - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:54 am:

    This has the potential to actually preventatively decrease unethical activity at the University simply by elevating the discussion and reminding staff that they report to, among others, the guy that put away Blagojevich. I’m hopeful that this will be a positive step forward!


  6. - Retiree - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 11:58 am:

    Isn’t Fitz one of the state defense attorneys on the SB1313 law suit? (Health insurance bill) I believe the latest court date is set for Feb 20th.


  7. - John Galt - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    Not every day in Springfield that you actually hear this as a reason for NOT getting hired or appointed to something:

    ===
    Oliver told the press he suspected it was because he voted in the 2010 Dem primary . . .
    =====


  8. - RNUG - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    retiree

    He’s listed as representing State Treasurer Dan Rutherford


  9. - Hank - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 12:14 pm:

    Big Deal, he re-appointed Montgomery as well. Chickened out again


  10. - Fair Share - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    At the committee hearing before his confirmation vote, he should be asked under oath, whether and who ever called him recommending someone for a job or promotion at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the result.


  11. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 1:06 pm:

    I trust Fitz’s motivation as noted by Quinn. Good for him. Congrats!


  12. - lonely in colorado - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    is that tangible?


  13. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    Will Sneed be on the board? (Can sources close to Chris Kennedy confirm?)


  14. - Responsa - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    The U of I has fallen badly of late as an institution. I’m very glad about the Fitz appointment. I believe his presence will greatly help to raise both internal and external respect for the board, as well as expectations about integrity and clarity in the board’s decisions. We have desperately needed a more professional, less of a “political hack” image for the U of I board for a while.

    Don’t let us down, Fitz!


  15. - low level bureaucrat - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    @ Responsa - Funny, but getting rid of the (as you put it) “political hack image” was the reason given for the 1995 change from election of the UI board to gubernatorial appointment.

    Another great “reform”


  16. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    U of I and the whole public and private university systems are jewels of the state.

    People from all over the world move heaven and earth to attend university in the state. They understand and appreciate the value.

    I wish we paid more attention to them, got smart and devoted more resources to them. They pay off, exponentially, for all of us.


  17. - Siriusly - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 2:44 pm:

    Wordslinger - I totally agree, our state’s public and private universities are incredibly strong. yet.

    I remember Chris Kennedy was Quinn’s pick to clean up the U of I. What was the Kennedy move? Bringing in a friend of the family to be the University of Illinois President. Hogan was a disaster for so many reasons.

    Multiple major hirings under Quinn have been total disasters, Hogan included.

    Maybe Fitz is a good pick for the “reformer” agenda, but I don’t see how he is qualified to serve on a University Board in any way. Not sure he knows the first thing about the U of I.


  18. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 2:47 pm:

    Governor Quinn decided to appoint Fitzgerald when he learned that Lawrence Oliver was not the same dude who played Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.


  19. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    Siriusly, I’m all for making them stronger. I don’t expect Fitz to do that. We as citizens will have to insist.


  20. - Amalia - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 3:16 pm:

    Patrick Fitzgerald happy to be back in the public eye. whatever.


  21. - KurtInSpringfield - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    == Oliver told the press he suspected it was because he voted in the 2010 Dem primary . . . and by law, only five Dems can be on the board. Oliver was placed on the board as a political independent, which is ostensibly Fitzgerald’s slot. ==

    Using the primary vote as a way to determine party affiliation keeps independents, including myself, from voting in primary elections.

    Whether or not it was the real reason for his removal, Oliver, being an independent, should be able to vote in the primary and select the candidate he thinks is best without being labeled a democrat . . . or republican for that matter.

    We should not have to declare a party to vote!


  22. - Chief Illiniwek - Friday, Jan 18, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    The Board Room may have to be remodeled to accomodate those two huge Irish egos.
    I-L-L, indeed.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* From 200,000 down to 700, or maybe 86,000
* Rauner: We're just hearing things that some people are saying
* Get your priorities straight
* Today's number: $14 billion
* Careful what you wish for
* Caption contest!
* Kasper explains the non-disclosure
* *** UPDATED x5 *** Why is the media ignoring this lawsuit?
* Is tomorrow the big day?
* Remap group demands rehearing
* The holes in Quinn's plan
* Third party candidates removed from ballot
* Moody's likes the TRS move, but says it's still $1.5 billion short
* Unclear on the concept
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Want a tablet with versatility? Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 3 Plus is for you
* [TA Deals] Win a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge!
* Lenovo launches the Moto Z Play, which belongs to Verizon first
* Lenovo debuts the HasselBlad True Zoom, a $300 Moto Mod for better camera functionality
* Tile launches the Slim, a tracker that can actually fit in your wallet
* Old Gear VR is Amazon Deal of the Day today
* AT&T to sell Samsung Gear S3 frontier with LTE

* Collins highlights White Sox headed to Fall League
* Bullpen falters as White Sox drop finale
* White Sox, Twins to begin set in Minnesota
* Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million
* White Sox preparing for rosters to expand
* Ranaudo, Robertson pitching in for Louisiana
* Familiar story: Frazier HR, but Sox strand runners

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Speak Out - Chicago Tribune..
* Illinois opens up IT consulting contract exclus.....
* Rauner: National Guard in Chicago would not mak.....
* Rauner rejects National Guard as way to quell C.....
* Moody's warns of growing liquidity pressures fo.....
* Addiction services featured in Illinois Medicai.....
* Addiction Services Featured In Illinois Medicai.....
* Tears for TRIBUNE Tower — ALDERMEN dinged for p.....


* Fire marshal investigating after 2 killed in house explosion
* NGA awards $12 million grant to University of Missouri
* US, Canadian buildings to be illuminate for cancer event
* Turbulence forces emergency landing in Ireland; 12 injured
* Addiction services featured in Illinois Medicaid proposal
* EXCHANGE: Something's brewing in beer-making
* Suspect shot during drug bust in Joliet mall parking lot
* Coroner: 1 dead in small plane crash in southern Illinois
* U of Illinois: More faculty exit over state finance crisis
* Rockford airport expanding space for cargo aircraft

* Group asks Illinois high court for redistricting rehearing
* Moody's says lowering TRS investment rate is positive for the state
* Ex-Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan
* State lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites
* Ex. Illinois Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan
* Data: Illinois prison population decreased since 2014
* New law: No pensions for new county board members
* Rauner vetoes bill raising caregivers' minimum wage
* FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks; Illinois reported breach in July
* Thirty-year-old SNAP overpayments still being collected

* McDonald's U.S. president to depart
* Hershey continues to resist acquisition as Mondelez abandons merger talks
* A new biz from the Cards Against Humanity creators
* Fifth Third taps JPMorgan vet as Chicago market president
* McDonald's win is only the beginning for Wendy Clark and Omnicom


* McDonald’s US president to retire
* Trump talked about wall to Mexican president — but not who pays
* La Stella gets preferred recall from minors ahead of September
* Thursday Letters: Muddy Waters’ home needs facelift
* Man critically wounded in Marquette Park shooting
* Three works about immigrants in Griffin Theatre’s 2016-17 season
* Timely ‘Kinky Boots’ ties into myriad social issues
* Emanuel’s police accountability plan called ‘recipe for failure’
* White Sox notes: Frazier, Cabrera, SoxFest dates
* Pizza delivery drivers warned of robberies in Canaryville


* Cook County issues 10,000th same-sex marriage license
* Trump says he and Mexican president discussed wall, not payment
* McDonald's U.S. president, key architect of transformation, to leave at year-end
* Rauner rejects National Guard as way to quell Chicago violence
* Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate in what she call a 'coup'
* Barbara Ryan, head of Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, dies at 68
* Chicago's Aimee Boorman, longtime coach of Simone Biles, gets new job
* Free trolley service from Navy Pier adds 2 downtown stops
* Wednesday's recap: Tigers 3, White Sox 2
* Hillary Clinton pitches her foreign policy to American Legion


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Group asks Illinois high court for redistricting rehearing
* Moody's says lowering TRS investment rate is positive for the state
* Madeleine Doubek: Keep up the pressure on Democrats on redistricting reform
* Our View: Help determine how Springfield grows
* Our View: Kudos to Lincoln Home, NPS
* Michael Gerson: Does Trump know what it means to preach law and order?
* E.J. Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
* Esther J. Cepeda: Standardized testing is imperfect — but necessary
* Ex-Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan
* State lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites


* Champaign teen resentenced to prison for having pot
* Urbana man charged with sex assault
* Fairmount blast victims ID'd
* 08-31-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* PHOTOS: Gumby Meet and Greet at French Academy
* Boil Order Lifted
* Lawsuit filed in fatal crash tied to Pendleton pursuit
* The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 31, 2016
* 08-31-16 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast @ngpreps with @nate_albaugh and @jp2flee, @maroonathletics
* Shoe Fest Approaches!


* Kickstand Classic bicycle race coming to Bartlett Sept. 25
* Trump says he and Mexican leader discussed wall, not payment
* Legion looks for police, firefighter grave sites in Des Plaines
* Little City honors Blackhawks' McDonough
* Bullying, heroin, gun control films part of Naperville festival

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Rockford Airport Expanding Space For Cargo......
* Mayor Emanuel and Senator Durbin Announce ......

* Senator Kirk Partners with National Kidney......
* Senator Kirk Partners with National Kidney......

* Independent Maps ask Supreme Court to reconsider decision
* CAR dedicates memorial to Maner, the association’s first African-American president
* REALTORS®’ Working Group, Board sanctions update to association’s Housing Policy
* QCARA members brush up on their painting skills at Habitat for Humanity project
* Watch CAR tribute to real estate trailblazer, Marion Maner
* IL Dept of Insurance warns of double digit health care increase in 2017
* Military Intel confirms 30,000+ Muslim terrorists entered U.S. Via Mexico in 2015
* Woman sets fire to herself in Danny Davis' congressional office
* Bob Lyons. Our guy on the TRS board is stepping down. 
* Should Illinois ban service sales tax like Missouri?


* Don’t Spend Labor Day Weekend in Jail
* Starved Rock State Park Parking Limited Due to High Water - Visitors Should Expect Delays, Temporary Closures Labor Day Weekend
* Statement on Redistricting Referendum
* Rauner Administration Takes Action to Help Illinoisans Find Lost Life Insurance Money
* Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill - 'Drop, Cover and Hold On’ Drill Set for October 20




      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller