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4:11 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Durkin Tapped to Head Illinois House GOP

Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) bested Rep. Raymond Poe (R-Springfield) as Illinois House Republicans’ new leader. Despite a “scuffle” over the leadership post in past days, Durkin and Poe presented a united front after the closed-door caucus meeting at the Statehouse Inn in Springfield Thursday.
Credit Amanda Vinicky / IPR

In a rare turn of events, Illinois' General Assembly will have a leadership change mid-way through the two-year legislative session.  It's set in motion by House Republican Leader Tom Cross's decision to step down. He's expected to soon announce a run for state treasurer.

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