Posted by Monique Garcia at 12:13 p.m.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s chief spokesman is leaving state government and the governor is tapping a top staffer for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to replace him.
Bob Reed joined Quinn’s staff shortly before Quinn became governor following the impeachment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose federal political corruption trial starts today.
“It’s been very interesting,” said Reed, who was also a veteran journalist at Crain’s Chicago Business. “I had a lot of fun.”
Reed’s last day will be Monday. Replacing him will be Bill Cunningham, who is Dart’s chief of staff, an official with sheriff’s department told the Tribune.
Cunningham will join Quinn as he campaigns in the governor’s race against Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Green Party candidate Rich Whitney.