Bob Flider http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Former state representative named Ill. agriculture director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-state-representative-named-ill-agriculture-director <p><em>Reporting from Jim Meadows was used in this story</em>.</p><p>Illinois&nbsp;Gov. Pat Quinn has named a former Democratic state representative from central Illinois to be the state&#39;s new Director of Agriculture.</p><p>If he&#39;s confirmed by the state Senate, Bob Flider will take over at a department that hasn&#39;t had a permanent director since October.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:08:00 +0000 WILL & The Associated Press 3076 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former state representative named Ill. agriculture director