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.
A south suburban political powerbroker who was appointed to the CTA board by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.
A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.
The south suburban police chief who authorities say exclaimed, “Oh wow,” when he was asked to take a sobriety test shortly before his drunken-driving arrest last month has stepped down.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.
The mayor of Sauk Village has abruptly resigned, and tonight trustees are expected to appoint an acting mayor.
Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel has resigned amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the nation’s top football programs.
Mystery surrounds the abrupt resignations of three wrestling coaches at Grayslake North. The school district declines to comment.
The St. Charles alderman who pleaded guilty to exposing himself while driving has resigned.