Patrick Fitzgerald http://wuis.org en UI Board Makes No Decision On Former 'Terrorist' Professor http://wuis.org/post/ui-board-makes-no-decision-former-terrorist-professor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The teaching career of former radical James Kilgore remains in doubt. He says one of his contracts with the University of Illinois expires Thursday. But the Board of Trustees ended a meeting Wednesday without taking action on his case.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kilgore was a member of the </span>Symbionese<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Liberation Army, a group best known for kidnapping Patty Hearst in 1974. He was convicted of murder for his role in a bank robbery the group carried out the next year.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:46:31 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25109 at http://wuis.org UI Board Makes No Decision On Former 'Terrorist' Professor Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday http://wuis.org/post/vote-new-us-attorney-set-thursday <p>Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's office says the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote next Thursday on President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next chief federal prosecutor in Chicago. &nbsp;<br>Obama chose Zachary Fardon in May to head the U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Illinois. After more than a decade in the high-profile post, Patrick Fitzgerald resigned last year to enter private practice. &nbsp; Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:42:00 +0000 Associated Press 9360 at http://wuis.org Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday Quinn Appoints Panel To Investigate Metra http://wuis.org/post/quinn-appoints-panel-investigate-metra <p>Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a 15-member independent panel including former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate fraud and overhaul Chicago-area public transportation. &nbsp;<br>The move follows allegations of political hiring at Metra and calls for change at its overseeing board, the Regional Transportation Authority. &nbsp;<br>The Chicago Democrat issued an executive order Thursday creating the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force. Quinn previewed the idea last week. &nbsp; Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:26:46 +0000 Sean Crawford 7345 at http://wuis.org Quinn Appoints Panel To Investigate Metra