CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named prominent physician and activist Quentin Young to serve as chairman of the once scandal-tainted Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board that regulates billions of dollars in health care-related construction projects.

"It will well serve the people of Illinois to have someone of the reputation and character and experience and ability of Quentin Young to be at the helm of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board," Quinn said at a news conference. "He is the perfect candidate to bring integrity back ... and ensure the board is looking out for interests of Illinois citizens."

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