* From a press release…
State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) today has taken over the reins as the new House Republican Leader.
Tom Cross who has served in the position since 2003 has stepped aside to pursue another opportunity.
“Tom Cross was a good leader. I wish him the best in his future endeavors and thank him for service to our caucus,” said Durkin.
“It is a privilege to have been selected the new House Republican Leader by my peers and I’m anxious to get to work. Illinois is a great state facing serious challenges. House Republicans have solid ideas on how to solve our fiscal crisis, and get residents back to work. Like our neighbors, we want safe schools and neighborhoods, and an end to government corruption. We want to restore pride in Illinois – working together we can get the job done.”