Where to watch Fox 2 News during the US Open and World Cup soccer

Illinois lawmakers from Chicago, Marion decide to retire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ A longtime Illinois lawmaker from Chicago has announced her retirement, while a defeated southern Illinois lawmaker has said he will step down early.

Democratic state Rep. Monique Davis of Chicago submitted a letter of resignation in late December but the Illinois House clerk didn’t receive it until Tuesday. Davis’ decision to retire ends a nearly 30-year career. She wasn’t contested in her re-election bid in November. The Chicago Tribune reports local Democratic leaders will choose Davis’ replacement.

And state. Rep. John Bradley of Marion’s spokesman says the six-term Democrat decided to leave office before his term ended. Bradley conceded the November election to Republican challenger Dave Severin.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports a 117th District committee met Tuesday and approved Bradley’s former district manager, Jim Kirkpatrick, to fill his remaining term.