Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature after more than two decades in office to become chairman of the Chicago-area’s Regional Transportation Authority, Senate Republican officials announced Monday.
State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.
Among the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof — at the convention.
Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.
Count former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.
The state’s horse racing industry doesn’t see much of a future unless the tracks get slot machines.
Some of the most notable — and even some of the most obscure — retired state officials are drawing massive pensions as the Illinois budget is bleeding red ink, a Better Government Association report reveals. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
While many of his fellow Republicans are denouncing the hastily-passed Illinois state income tax increase, former governor Jim Edgar supports it.
Former Illinois Governor says the GOP has to understand that to win in Illinois, its candidates have to be moderate.
Former Governor Jim Edgar says President Obama’s hometown rally may not help him as much as he hopes.