The leader of Illinois Republicans in the state House is quitting the job....to make a run for state Treasurer.
Tom Cross has asked his fellow house Republicans to begin the process of selecting a successor.
Cross says in two weeks he'll make a formal announcement that he's a candidate for Illinois Treasurer.
That post is being vacated by Republican Dan Rutherford, who's
running for Illinois Governor.
Peoria Senator Darin LaHood has endorsed Cross for treasurer.