One of Governor Pat Quinn's appointment nominations is causing some lawmakers to raise an eyebrow. Quinn wants David Gill (pictured) to be assistant director of Public Health, but Republicans are skeptical because they think it may be a deal to keep Gill from running against former Judge Ann Callis, who stepped down from the bench a few weeks ago to announce her own bid for Congress.
Carlinville State Senator Sam McCann says the nomination is questionable on a number of different levels, and would like a chance to ask some questions.
Gill lost a bid for Congress last year, and announced he'd run again in 2014. But Quinn nominated Gill for the Public Health position just one week after he made the announcement. Gill still needs to be confirmed by the senate but Republicans say he needs to be properly vetted. They're calling for a full hearing on the nomination before session ends on May 31st.