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This is The Players, your update on who's who in Illinois politics and what they're up to. We encourage you to comment on Illinois leadership.Amanda Vinicky curates this blog that will provide follow-up to full-length stories, links to other reports of interest, statistics, and conversations with you about the issues and stories.

Ousted State Public Health Director Off To Washington


Illinois' director of public health under former Governor Pat Quinn has found a new job.  

Dr. LaMarHasbrouck  will take over next month as the head of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.  
In a press release Hasbrouck calls strong local health departments a "backbone." He'll begin his new job February 10. 
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has named 37-year-old Nirav Shahas Illinois' public health director; he's already started, though the position is subject to Senate confirmation. 
Shah had been working as an attorney at a top Chicago law firm, and lectured at the University of  Chicago medical school. He holds both law and medical degrees from the U of C. 

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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