Dillard’s State Senate resignation takes effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday

Kirkd Dillard, R-24th, Hinsdale, is stepping down after 20 years as a state senator. He is the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. | File photo
Kirkd Dillard, R-24th, Hinsdale, is stepping down after 20 years as a state senator. He is the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. | File photo

HINSDALE — State Senator Kirk Dillard, R-24th, Hinsdale, submitted his resignation, effective 11:59 p.m. Sunday, in a July 31 letter to Tim Anderson, secretary of the Senate.

Dillard, who lost to Bruce Rauner in the Republican gubernatorial primary earlier this year, was named in June as the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. Dillard replaces John Gates Jr. as head of the agency that oversees the CTA, Metra and Pace. Gates stepped down after holding the post for the past four years.

Sources said officials are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the appointment of a successor to Dillard in the 24th District. Former State Rep. Chris Nybo of Elmhurst is running against Democrat Suzy Glowiak, a Western Springs trustee, for the seat in the November election.

Dillard served in the State Senate since 1994.

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