One thing at a time
State Sen. Kirk Dillard this week said he doesn't think he'll announce his official intentions when it comes to running for governor until after the legislative session ends this spring.
We caught up with him right after Gov. Pat Quinn's budget address, and the Hinsdale Republican said he wants to focus on the weighty issues facing lawmakers like him this spring.
In the meantime, though, some other potential candidates are starting to go through the campaign motions.
Dillard called Chicago millionaire and potential Republican candidate Bruce Rauner a "friend" and remained polite in maybe suggesting Rauner shouldn't run.
"I think there's an important role for Bruce Rauner in state government. We need him," Dillard said. "But it might not be the actual governorship where he can best serve the people of Illinois."