Illinois State Senator Meeks considering retirement

April 15, 2011 2:02:46 PM PDT
Illinois State Senator James Meeks is considering leaving his elected post to spend more time at the church he built in the Roseland neighborhood, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Meeks is also the senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church on the city's South Side.

Reverend Meeks was also a candidate for mayor of Chicago and governor of Illinois.