SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Republican Party unanimously elected a new leader Saturday.
Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider was elected party chairman during a GOP state central committee vote. Schneider is a small business owner from Bartlett, Illinois. He has served on the county board since 2007, and is a former highway commissioner and Hanover Township trustee.
Schneider replaces Jack Dorgan, who will be joining Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor. Schneider is set to serve a four-year term.