CHICAGO — Illinois Finance Authority executive director John Filan will resign from his post by July 1, the House speaker said yesterday ahead of a vote on legislation that would purge hundreds of state employees and board members appointed by the last two governors. Filan was the state’s top fiscal officer under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, proposed the legislation aimed at pushing Gov. Pat Quinn to move more quickly to “fumigate” state government ranks of appointees made by Blagojevich and former Gov. George Ryan.