IDOT Head Leaving Post

Personal and family reasons cited as reasons for retirement.

By Lacey McCraney
|  Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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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.

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