A big political shakeup is in the works in the Illinois Legislature.
House Republican Leader Tom Cross is notifying his caucus that he will give up that post to run for State Treasurer. Cross hopes to succeed his fellow Republican Dan Rutherford, who is giving up the Treasurer’s office to run for Governor.
Cross’s decision could open the door for local GOP Representative Raymond Poe, who has been trying to line up support to succeed Cross. Cross reportedly will stay out of the debate over who should replace him as leader of the House Republicans.