Lt. Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn creates Illinois Reform Commission
The man who could be in line to take over from Illinois' scandal-tainted governor is setting up a panel to make recommendations on cleaning up state government.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to head the panel. Collins prosecuted the case that sent former Gov. George Ryan to prison for corruption.
Quinn says Illinoisans are demanding clean government, and he says "they are going to get it."
Collins on Monday said he's accepted the unpaid post after assurance it came with no preconditions. He adds there are "no quick fixes," and he says he appreciates the cynicism about any efforts to tackle the problem.
Quinn says the panel, called the Illinois Reform Commission, will issue a report with its recommendations.