A couple of big-name, hyper-local politicians in the state's Grand Old Party are going toe-to-toe over the direction of party leadership and the issue of same-sex marriage.
A bunch of Republicans, led by state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove, cancelled a Saturday (March 9) meeting to decide whether to oust state GOP Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles over Brady's personal position on gay marriage.
The meeting was cancelled because the Republican group couldn't get enough votes to remove Brady, according to reports in the Chicago Tribune and other sources. Sixty percent of the party vote is required to make that happen.
But it doesn't sound like the issue is going away any time soon.
Brady has said on a number of occasions that he supports same-sex marriage and had actually lobbied some GOPers, allegedly as a private citizen rather than as GOP chair, to support that position.
The Daily Herald had an interesting political analysis on the front page of Satuday's paper asking if the GOP has a double standard for politicians who go against the party platform.
Take a look and let us know: Has Oberweis overstepped his bounds? Is it time for Pat Brady to go?
What do you think?