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Friday, August 9, 2013

A good move for Illinois and IGPA

Chris Mooney is not a household name in Illinois, but it's good news for the state and for the University of Illinois that he has been named executive director of the U of I's Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Mooney, who has been a UIS political scientist since 1999, has become one of the go-to experts for media throughout Illinois for commentary about happenings of Illinois government. For good reason. He's very thoughtful and he has great insights. He has been honored by his peers nationally as a highly regarded expert on state politics and policy. I hear that he's relocating to Chicago and I'm eager to stay in touch with him and see how he leads the IGPA.


Dr. Christopher Z. Mooney, right, with former Governor
Jim Edgar at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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