With Rauner team in place, Tollway picks new director

Gov. Bruce Rauner completed his remake of the Illinois Tollway leadership team Thursday with the naming of Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director.

Bedalov was formally nominated by Rauner's choice as chairman, Bob Schillerstrom, and unanimously affirmed by the Tollway's board, which has three new Rauner-appointed members: Joseph Gomez, Craig Johnson and Nick Sauer.

"I'm excited to be part of the (Tollway) team at this point. I've got lots of stuff to learn and lots of new opportunities (ahead)," Bedalov said after his appointment.

 Schillerstrom, former DuPage County Board chairman, said he's worked with Bedalov for many years and described him as a "very talented individual."

"He is expert on economic development," Schillerstrom said. "This is very important to the state, to the Tollway, to the governor and other leaders." Read more by the Chicago Tribune.