Chris Nybo

Election 2014
5:57 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Doesn't Take The Election To Change General Assembly's Makeup

Chris Nybo will be sworn in Wedneday afternoon to the Illinois Senate.
Credit ILGA.gov

Illinois' General Assembly will get a new member Wednesday afternoon. Chris Nybo will take the oath of office, even though the election is still several months away.

Nybo, an Elmhurst attorney, will have to beat out Democrat Suzanne Glowiak of Western Springs to win a full term in the State Senate.

But the Republican will represent the western suburbs for now.

Nybo's replacing Kirk Dillard, who stepped down as a Senator to chair the Chicago area's mass transportation agency, known as the RTA.

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Statehouse
10:39 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Dillard Resigns To Chair RTA; Says No More Runs For Office In His Future

Longtime Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, who stepped down to chair the RTA.
Credit dillard.senategop.org

 

After nearly two decades as an Illinois Senator, Kirk Dillard has stepped down. The Hinsdale attorney has taken over as chairman of northeastern Illinois' public transit system, known as the RTA.

Even before he became a Senator in 1995, Dillard was a known name in Illinois government; he was Chief of Staff to former Gov. Jim Edgar. Dillard twice tried to win the state's top job for himself, but narrowly missed winning the GOP nomination this year; in 2010 he came within 193 votes.

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