Rich Brauer (Credit: Illinois General Assembly)

Rep. Brauer Leaves Illinois House To Join IDOT

A central Illinois lawmaker has resigned from the General Assembly to take a job in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration. Republican state Rep. Rich Brauer of Petersburg will join the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Kirk Dillard (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dillard Steps Down From Illinois Senate To Chair RTA

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.


Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Quinn’s Nominee To CTA Board Steps Down Amid Controversy

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 Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.


Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Pat Brady Resigns As Illinois Republican Party Chair

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.


Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes, who faces DUI charges, talks with CBS 2. (CBS)

Robbins Police Chief, Mayor Stepping Down

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.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Sauk Village Mayor Lewis Towers has resigned (Credit:

Sauk Village Mayor Resigns

The mayor of Sauk Village has abruptly resigned, and tonight trustees are expected to appoint an acting mayor.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2012

Jim Tressel

Tressel Resigns As Buckeyes Head Coach

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.


(Grayslake North High School file photo)

Grayslake Wrestling Coaches Abruptly Resign

Mystery surrounds the abrupt resignations of three wrestling coaches at Grayslake North. The school district declines to comment.


Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

St. Charles Alderman Who Exposed Himself Resigns

The St. Charles alderman who pleaded guilty to exposing himself while driving has resigned.