In the backdrop of calls for the elimination of her position, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon may face a tough crowd when she talks to the City Club of Chicago on Wednesday.
According to Simon’s office, she plans to talk about “three initiatives” to make government more transparent “and accountable to taxpayers.”
Simon, the daughter of the late Illinois political icon Paul Simon, has already announced she would not seek reelection to her current post. A lawyer, Simon is eyeing another statewide office, possibly Illinois Attorney General should Lisa Madigan vacate and run for governor.
Earlier this month the Illinois House advanced a bill to eliminate the Lt. Governor position and offer a cost-savings to the state.
Simon’s talk is to begin at around noon Maggiano’s Banquets 111 W. Grand.