Allen Skillicorn is the second legislator representating McHenry County to head to Arizona.
He and his wife will be living in Fountain Hills.
Skillicorn joins ex-Crystal Laker Barbara Wheeler, who is now a teacher in Arizona.
In his resignation letter, which is below, he points to an unhealthy concentration of power in the Illinois House, which has been engineered by Democratic (sic) Party House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Skillicorn suggests some rule changes that would make the House more democratic.
(That is a subject I have been thinking about as well.)
Skillicorn lost narrowly to Democrat Suzanne Ness after putting up what amounted to no campaign.
Ness was heavily financed by Madigan-controlled Political Action Committees and those of State Representatives and unions over which Madigan held sway.
Ironically, Ness may be one of the reasons Madigan loses power, but that remains to be seen.