Radogno Resigning as State Senate Republican Leader Friday


Published on June 29 2017 3:05 pm
Last Updated on June 29 2017 3:05 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

In the midst of frustrating negotiations to reach a budget agreement in Illinois, State Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno has announced her resignation as Leader and from the Senate.

Radogno's resignation is effective at the end of the work day on Friday, which is the end of the state fiscal year.

In a statement, Radogno said, "I believe it's time for a new Senate Republican leader. I have done everything I can to resolve the state's budget crisis. I will continue to do so for the coming days, but if the solution will not come on my watch, I hope and pray that the Governor, other legislative leaders, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House can find a path to solve the state's problems."

Radogno added, "Though I leave political office with a sense of sadness and some disappointment, I leave with no regrets. I did my best--that's all I could do."

Republican senators in Illinois will now caucus to choose a new Senate Republican leader.