New Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ordered all state of Illinois website home pages stripped of most references to impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich by noon on Friday, according to a memo I obtained signed by a top Quinn staffer.
"Remove the name and likeness (i.e., images) of Rod Blagojevich from all home page headers and templates by noon tomorrow," said the memo sent to all state agency chiefs by
Sean Vinck, Legislative Counsel to Governor Pat Quinn.
Below, memo sent to state of Illinois agency chiefs...
Subject: State websites
To: State of Illinois web site managers
Re: Updating websites
Please take appropriate steps to reflect the new leadership of our state on all state agency, board, and commission web sites as soon as practicable:
1. Remove the name and likeness (i.e., images) of Rod Blagojevich from all home page headers and templates by noon tomorrow.
2. Remove the name and likeness of Rod Blagojevich from all other pages you control within one calendar week.
3. Replace "Rod Blagojevich" with "Pat Quinn" in the above areas. (You do NOT need to add images of Pat Quinn; simply remove images where necessary.)
You should not alter records, press releases, or other online documents that contain the prior Governor's name as a matter of historic record.
Thank you for creating and maintaining the public face of our state online and for all the work you do for the people of Illinois.
If you have questions, or cannot meet the above deadlines, please contact Ryan Croke at 312.285.XXXX or email@example.com.
Sean Vinck, Legislative Counsel to Governor Pat Quinn