Governor Pat Quinn has reappointed Illinois State University Trustee Rocky Donahue to the job. Donahue's term expired in January and he was officially off the board last Friday. Quinn has now given the Democrat Donahue a temporary appointment pending approval by the Democratic Party controlled Senate. Donahue is the Deputy Executive Director of PACE Suburban Bus, a regional transit agency in the Chicago suburban area and an ISU graduate. ISU also has two other trustees vacancies. Republicans Joanne Maitland and Bob Dobsky have officially ended their unappointed grace periods on the board as well. Vacancies on boards and commissions are not unusual. The Quinn administration has a lengthy backlog including some boards that are no longer able to muster a quorum. Quinn is also in a well publicized feud with leadership at Southern Illinois University over appointments to that board. The dispute has resulted in the Senate nearly unanimously rejecting Quinn's picks for the SIU board.
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