Gov. Bruce Rauner's November election victory landed his party a summer prize Illinois Republicans haven't had in dozen years --- the pride of having Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair. But Rauner's day of political revelry Wednesday ended with a stinging defeat.
As a divided Illinois Republican Party heads into another election cycle next year, it will have a new chairman. Jack Dorgan of Rosemont was picked during a private vote of the state central committee.