Governor Starts New Commission

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

The gap between the rich and poor is about to get smaller. At least that's what Gov. Rod Blagojevich is hoping to achieve with a new state commission.

He says an annual equity commission will document the gap between the "haves and have-nots" in Illinois.

The governor did not give a timetable or details. Illinois Senate President Emil Jones says the panel will also examine employment, access to health care and discrimination.

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