Mitt Romney's campaign in Illinois is celebrating the former Massachusetts governor's narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses. Dan Rutherford, chairman of Romney's campaign in Illinois and the Republican state treasurer, is calling Romney's eight vote-victory in Iowa a success."
The plan to merge the Illinois treasurer and comptroller's office is stuck in the state House of Representatives. Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, both Republicans, say combining their offices will save millions of dollars.
Illinois legislators are preparing to debate a plan that would combine two elected offices into one. The proposal would change the state Constitution, combining the Treasurer's office and the Comptroller's office.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.