Former Republican House leader to announce run for treasurer

By WEEK Producer

Former Republican House leader to announce run for treasurer

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Former House Republican Leader Tom Cross will announce his bid for State Treasurer this week.

Cross will begin his campaign with a fly-around on Wednesday and make a visit to Peoria on Thursday.

Cross stepped down from his GOP leadership role last August in preparation for a run for the Treasurer seat.

That post is being vacated by Republican Dan Rutherford, who is running for Illinois governor.

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