New Bill Puts Limit On How Long Directors Serve On State Agencies

CHICAGO (WBBM) – From now on, Illinois governors face new limits on how long people can run state agencies without legislative approval.

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill Friday that requires him to submit nominees for Illinois Senate review more quickly.

Agency directors and commission members serve for specific terms, but some have continued in these posts for lengthy periods if a governor doesn’t replace them or re-appoint them.

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Lawmakers objected to this custom, saying it undercuts the Senate’s role in reviewing key government personnel.

Now, because of the new law, an official cannot continue to keep serving month after month after month. He or she is automatically out of a job once they serve 60 days beyond their expired term.

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  • j

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  • JE

    The D.O.J have OKA’ed the use of torture to help fabricate evidence.

    The Department of Justice use torture to make suspects look unstable and therefor play into hands of jurors and conjured witnesses. Humiliation, drugging, sleep deprivation, stress positions, threats of physical violence, harassing relatives, etc… are commonly used.


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