Tom Cross http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cross campaigns in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cross-campaigns-peoria <div>Former House Republican leader Tom Cross says he will be a fiscal watchdog for the state’s finances if he’s elected Illinois Treasurer. Cross made a stop in Peoria Thursday to discuss why he’s running for the office. The Oswego lawmaker left his leadership post to campaign for the spot.</div><div> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:14:51 +0000 Denise Molina 12180 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cross campaigns in Peoria Il House GOP to vote on new leader this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-gop-vote-new-leader-week <div>Republicans in the Illinois House will meet Thursday afternoon in Springfield to select a new leader. &nbsp;As IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports, a letter says finding a replacement for outgoing Minority Leader Tom Cross is "of the utmost urgency."</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was less than a week ago that Minority Leader Tom Cross announced he was stepping down. He's expected to instead run for state treasurer.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:48:01 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11010 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il House GOP to vote on new leader this week House Republican leader says Democrats are playing politics with pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-republican-leader-says-democrats-are-playing-politics-pension-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The top Republican in the Illinois House of Representatives says he thinks Democratic leaders are purposely not passing pension reform for their own political gain.&nbsp;</span>IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tony Arnold reports.</span></p><div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are lots of conspiracies for why pension reform hasn’t been approved. One is that it’s purely a legal debate over how to interpret the constitution.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:48:31 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 7224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House Republican leader says Democrats are playing politics with pension reform