Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy reflects on his last days in office

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

FILE – In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, argues state budget legislation while on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Springfield. Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and save state programs and agencies from running out of money. Senate Republicans acknowledged they’d have to step up to help the measure pass. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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A good friend of the show, Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine joins Rick on the Sunday Spin for one last time as a state senator. He talks about why he chose to step down from his office and what he plans on doing afterwards.


*Rick Pearson is a political reporter at the Chicago Tribune and host of The Sunday Spin on WGN Radio-AM 720. Tune in Sunday mornings from 7 AM-9 AM CST. You can listen to Rick’s show live at or check out his podcasts*