Threepeat for Dillard in post as RTA chair

Hinsdale’s Kirk Dillard has been elected to a third five-year term as chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

The board voted June 20 to keep Dillard, who has served as chairman since June 2014, at the helm. Dillard and the board oversee the nation’s second-largest public transportation system, which serves more than 8 million residents in collar counties. The authority is responsible for regional financial oversight, funding and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace suburban buses and ADA Paratransit.

Dillard represented Hinsdale and the 41st District in the Illinois Senate for almost 20 years. Before that, he served as chief of staff to former Gov. Jim Edgar and as legislative director to former Gov. Jim Thompson. He is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, one of Chicago’s oldest and largest law firms.

He and his wife, Stephanie, are longtime Hinsdale residents and raised their two daughters here.