Peoria City Councilman Chuck Weaver is replacing Darin LaHood in the state senate.
A selection committee picked Weaver to fill the vacant 37th District senate seat after LaHood won election to Congress last month.
Weaver was one of 10 applicants for the appointment. He’s served on the Peoria City Council for more than four years.
LaHood was elected to fill Aaron Schock’s seat in Congress after Schock resigned in March. That was amid spending allegations against Schock after decorating his office in the style of the television show “Downton Abbey.”