Governor Pat Quinn has a new chief of staff. Ryan Croke replaces Jack Lavin, who's been Quinn's right-hand man since 20-10. The administration says Lavin is leaving for a job in the private sector.
In a statement, Quinn thanked Lavin for his service and says Croke is a "strong leader with the right vision and energy to manage the operations of state government."
Croke has been a deputy chief of staff since 2009, working on public safety and economic development issues.