He lost his bid for Congress next year… now Bloomington physician David Gill is in line for a state job. Governor Pat Quinn has appointed Gill to be the Assistant Director of the State Department of Public Health. Gill narrowly lost to Republican Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional District race in November.
Quinn is also again trying to fill vacancies on the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees… where a bitter fight for control of the board is continuing. The governor named former Illinois National Guard leader Randal Thomas and retired SIU professor Shirley Portwood to the posts. Three earlier Quinn appointments to the SIU Board were unanimously rejected by the state senate.