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Governor Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn Taps Illinois Transportation, Aging, Agriculture, Insurance, Environment Agency Chiefs


(Chicago, IL) -– October 24, 2011. The deck chairs are on the move. Governor Pat Quinn today announced Ann Schneider, who has been the Acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation since July, will get the post permanently and John Holton will take over as the Director of the Illinois Department on Aging.

Quinn also appointed a raft temporary cabinet appointments.

Jim Larkin will be acting director of the Department of Agriculture: Andrew Stolfi, acting director of the Illinois Department of Insurance; and John Kim will be interim director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

“Effective government requires leadership by talented and motivated public servants, and I am pleased to announce these qualified individuals to lead critical state agencies,” Quinn said.

Meanwhile, there was no word from Quinn’s office regarding a permanent chief for the Department of Children and Family Services following the departure of Erwin McEwen who resigned last month under a cloud stemming from an ethics investigation.

Jean Ortega-Piron continues as the DCFS interim director.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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