[Courtesy of GregHarris.org]

Illinois’ first openly gay lawmaker, State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), was announced Thursday as the new House majority leader, filling a role held for more than 20 years by newly retired State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago). Former State Rep. Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) turned himself in to law enforcement on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest after he was indicted for disseminating private photos of two ex-girlfriends. Gov.-elect JB Pritzker also established a blind trust for his assets during his time as governor.

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