A measure to eliminate the position of Lieutenant Governor in the state of Illinois is currently a hot topic. The Illinois House of Representatives Thursday passed the measure that would give Illinois voters the opportunity to decide whether we need a Lieutenant Governor at all. If the issue is passed by State Senators, it would go to a vote next year.
Senator Darrin LaHood is the sponsor of the measure in the State Senate, and says it's hard to justify spending $2 million a year. If the measure passes the Senate, and is approved by Illinois voters, it would go into effect in 2019.