* Greg Hinz…
Barring a last-minute development overnight, RTA sources say that retiring state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Wheaton, will have the votes he needs to be elected chair at the RTA board meeting tomorrow.
The action is likely to occur despite repeated chatter that Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner — or at least members of Mr. Rauner’s staff — prefer someone else; Mr. Rauner and Mr. Dillard clashed repeatedly during last winter’s GOP gubernatorial primary campaign. But the only other major competitor for the RTA post, former DuPage County Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, has folded his campaign, and sources who know how to count tell me that Mr. Dillard has backing from a combination of Chicago and collar-county members of the RTA board.
After reading the entire story, I think Dillard would probably do a decent job, so good luck to him.
* But, for our question’s purposes, I wanted to highlight a particular Dillard quote from Greg’s piece…
Mr. Dillard said the two GOP leaders have not yet held a post-primary peace meeting, but he expects to see Mr. Rauner at an event later in the week.
“I don’t need to eat up Bruce’s time,” Mr. Dillard said. “We text back and forth all the time.”
* The Question: What do you think they’re chatting about via text?
Keep it clean, people.