Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner reverses Quinn board appointments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed nearly 200 appointments made by his predecessor — including posts that Pat Quinn presented to ex-staff members on his way out of office. The Republican withdrew Quinn’s nominations of 178 people to boards and commissions just hours after he was sworn in on Monday. Officials released paperwork documenting the actions Tuesday morning. Among those were the appointments of Tumia Romero to the Prisoner Review Board. She was an assistant labor director under Quinn. Also withdrawn was the Democrat’s Monday appointment of Human Services secretary Michelle Saddler to a teacher pension board. The appointments date to October 2013 and require the advice and consent of the Senate. But Rauner can reject them from the posts because the Senate never acted on them.