IDOT Head Leaving Post

Personal and family reasons cited as reasons for retirement.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Hayne Palmour IV/North County Times
    Cars and RV's are parked along Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad on June 15, 2010.

    Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig is taking the fast lane to retirement.

    The former State Representative announced he's leaving his post through a statement saying, "After giving the matter long and serious thought, I have informed my good friend Governor Quinn that I will be retiring from state government effective March 31," according to Springfield's State-Journal Register.

    Hannig, a downstate Litchfield resident, was named by Gov. Pat Quinn in February 2009. He recently was appointed to another two-year term.

    Hannig, 58, cites personal and family reasons for leaving, saying, "It is time for me to move on to another phase in my life."

    He previously had been a member of the Illinois House since 1979.