Bob Grogan http://wuis.org en Republican Opponents For Treasurer Differ On Budget Strategy http://wuis.org/post/republican-opponents-treasurer-differ-budget-strategy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When state treasurer Dan Rutherford announced a run for governor, the Republican left his seat wide open. Two GOP candidates are vying for that party’s nomination on Tuesday.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former House minority leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) left his position in the fall to run for treasurer. He's promising to use a new tool to force a balanced budget: The threat of suing the General Assembly and the governor.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:22:18 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21068 at http://wuis.org Republican Opponents For Treasurer Differ On Budget Strategy Grogan Says He's Best Qualified To Be Treasurer http://wuis.org/post/grogan-says-hes-best-qualified-be-treasurer <p>A suburban Chicago Republican running for Illinois treasurer says he has the best qualifications for the job as an accountant and county auditor. &nbsp;</p><p>Bob Grogan of Downers Grove is the only 2014 opponent so far to House Republican Leader Tom Cross. &nbsp;<br>Grogan says he knows he doesn't have the name recognition that Cross does, but he's spent years straightening out public finances and wants to do the same for the state. Grogan is a certified public accountant who worked for a downtown Chicago firm. He's since been twice elected auditor of DuPage County. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:44:23 +0000 Associated Press 9222 at http://wuis.org Grogan Says He's Best Qualified To Be Treasurer