* From the Tribune’s Republican Day coverage…
Only one candidate for treasurer showed up: DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan. DuPage’s former County Board chairman, Bob Schillerstrom, was absent but put out a statement that he is “continuing to explore a potential run for state treasurer but has not made a final determination.”
That fueled talk that House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego may be eyeing the treasurer post as he struggles to maintain control of a divided caucus. But Cross, a mainstay at past state fairs, did not attend Thursday. A spokeswoman said Cross was unavailable because he was helping to get his daughter ready to move back to college.
Subscribers have known for quite a while now about those Cross rumors. And Schillerstrom’s absence did, indeed, fuel those rumors.
* The Question: Should Tom Cross run for state treasurer? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please. Also, please notice that I’m asking “should,” not “will.”