A local lawmaker hopes that controversy on the campus of Southern Illinois University will lead to a greater voice for Springfield.
SIU is embroiled in a battle between university president Glenn Poshard and former board chair Roger Herrin.
After lawmakers rejected Governor Pat Quinn's appointments to the board last week, a bill has been introduced to require equal representation from the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses on the board. And state Senator Andy Manar also wants to give the SIU Medical School in Springfield a guaranteed board seat. [Manar will be a guest Monday morning on the Jim Leach Show on 970 WMAY.]