House minority leader

A bill has been proposed at the Illinois General Assembly that would put term limits on four legislative positions.
 
Republican Rep. Thomas M. Bennett of Gibson City has proposed the bill. It would limit the House speaker, Senate president and the minority leader in each chamber to 10 consecutive years in their roles.
 
Bennett submitted a similar bill in March, but it never left the committee. But last year, the chamber approved a resolution that limits the tenure of the Senate president and the minority leader to 10 years.
 

Durkin approved as Il House's minority leader

Oct 23, 2013

State Representative Jim Durkin is officially the highest-ranking Republican in the Illinois House.Lawmakers of both parties unanimously approved his election Tuesday as the chamber's minority leader.One of Durkin's top priorities is getting more Republicans elected to the House. He says he's getting a late start, but plans to be competitive.