Former DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom is positioning
himself to run as the Republican nominee for state treasurer. He
announced the formation of an exploratory committee Wednesday.
candidate in the 2010 race for Illinois governor, Schillerstrom said more than
50 Republican leaders back him in a potential run for treasurer, including former U.S. House Speaker Dennis
Hastert, former Illinois House Speaker Lee Daniels, former Attorney General Jim Ryan.
He said his years of experience with
the DuPage County budget will help him increase investments for the
state while maintaining spending levels.
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford formally announced his GOP run for Illinois governor last week.