Illinois House GOP http://wuis.org en Durkin Picks Members of House GOP Leadership Team http://wuis.org/post/durkin-picks-members-house-gop-leadership-team <p></p><p>The new Republican leader in the Illinois House of&nbsp;Representatives has named his leadership team.</p><p>Western Springs Rep. Jim Durkin is keeping most of the assistants who reported&nbsp;to Oswego Rep. Tom Cross, who left the top position in the chamber to run for&nbsp;Illinois treasurer.</p><p>Peoria Rep. David Leitch and Westmont Rep. Patti Bellock will be the chamber&#39;s&nbsp;deputy GOP leaders.</p><p>Leitch, who is the longest-serving Republican in the chamber, held the same&nbsp;position under Cross.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:12:25 +0000 Associated Press 10747 at http://wuis.org Durkin Picks Members of House GOP Leadership Team