This is strong news for the campaign of Tom Cross in his bid to win the Treasurer's office on November 4th: The Daily Herald - the 2nd largest daily paper in the Chicago Metropolitan area - strongly endorsed his campaign.
We believe Republican Tom Cross, 56, of Oswego is the stronger candidate, and he earns our endorsement. Cross is the former minority leader in the House and has the breadth of experience we think is important for statewide office. As we said when endorsing him in the GOP primary, we like his aggressive attitude toward making the office more vocal and involved when it comes to the state's troubled finances. Cross has vowed to hold the legislature and governor accountable in court if they do not pass a balanced budget as the state Constitution mandates. Having another statewide officer demanding accountability is a welcome approach to an office that also manages the state's investments and financial programs like the Bright Start college savings program.