Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner reversed the appointments of more than a hundred people from the previous governor. That’s leading to uncertainty about who will head several state groups.
The governor gets to appoint people to lead state agencies, like those that control the highways. And he can appoint people to state boards - like those that control whether or not Chicago gets a casino.
Hundreds of people could be out of those jobs, even though Rauner could end up putting them right back where they were.
Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois' largest public employees union have yet to agree on a new contract for 40, ooo state workers. But they were able to temporarily extend the current contract, while talks continue.