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Quinn hints days numbered for U of I trustees

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[August 19, 2009]  CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn continues to hint that the days could be numbered for University of Illinois trustees who don't heed his request to resign.

HardwareOn Tuesday, Quinn said school starts next week and by then things should be "put on the right course."

Three trustees have already resigned, and Quinn has been urging the remaining six to quit for more than a week. So far, they aren't going anywhere.

A state panel recommended all the trustees should go amid allegations that some pushed for less qualified students to be admitted to the school.

Quinn has been cagey about what he'll do if the trustees don't quit, but he's said he has no doubt he has the power to remove them.

When Quinn was asked if there was a chance he wouldn't remove the remaining trustees, he said not to "hold your breath."

[Associated Press]

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