This actually is yesterday's news, but something that is the result of something that I have been following for a while. The chairman of the Illinois GOP Pat Brady has resigned. This had been expected in the last month or so in light of attempts to remove Brady from his position as chair. The main reason to oust Brady was his public support for gay marriage in Illinois.
As to who would take on the position as state GOP chair Brady would like for a woman to succeed him, however, a former Congressional and Lt. Governor candidate would like to succeed him as well. After the last meeting to consider ousting Brady, it was agreed that there would be a formal process to appoint a new chair of the state GOP.
Time will tell I suppose!