News

Dorgan to Step Down as Illinois GOP Chief

Dorgan to Step Down as Illinois GOP Chief

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan says he won’t seek another term in the post and instead will join GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner’s (ROW’-nurz) campaign team as co-chairman of the finance committee.

In announcing his decision late Monday, Dorgan said he believes Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider is the best person to succeed him as GOP chairman.

Dorgan, a Rosemont village trustee, says he believes he has positioned the party’s candidates for “an incredible victory this November.”

Dorgan succeeded Pat Brady, who resigned in May 2013 after an attempt to remove him following his announcement he personally supported gay marriage. The party’s platform opposed that position.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

Fresh
jail

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.

in Local

Wind Farm Could Be Headed to Logan County

Fresh
wind turbine

$390 million project will bring renewable energy

in Local

Potential ALPLM Separation on Hold

Fresh
Lincoln Presidential Museum

The chair of a state committee says lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from a state agency.

in Local

Springfield Woman Faces More DUI Charges in Crash That Killed Two

ANDREA LITTLE 102052

Faces 11 counts in the deaths from a fatal October crash

in Local

Committee Hearings Begin on YWCA Block Redevelopment

4th and jackson

Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment