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Former IL Gov. Thompson Named to 9/11 Panel

By AP/KWMU

Washington, DC – U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has named former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson to the panel that will investigate the September 11th attacks.

Republicans and Democrats each appoint five members of the ten-member board.

Hastert picked Thompson two days after Henry Kissinger resigned as the commission's chair. Thompson was Illinois' longest serving governor and is currently the co-chair of Governor-elect Rod Blagojevich's transition team.

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