CHICAGO - The Illinois Finance Authority board is expected at its meeting today to name Illinois chief operating officer John Filan - the state's top fiscal officer since Gov. Rod Blagojevich took office in 2003 - as its new executive director, according to sources.

State officials, including Filan, could not be reached to comment Tuesday as state offices were closed in observance of Veteran's Day. Consideration of an executive director appears as an item on the IFA agenda for its meeting today, but IFA spokeswoman Diane Hamburger declined to comment further.

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