An Illinois lawmaker is stepping down from his post.
Chuck Jefferson is a Rockford Democrat who has held office since 2001. He submitted a letter to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and chief clerk Timothy Mapes on Tuesday announcing his resignation, effective immediately.
The letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press, gave no reason for his departure. Jefferson's office didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.
The 69-year-old is expected to formally announce the move in downtown Rockford Thursday.