Rep. Bill Foster, of Naperville, announced Friday that he will not challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016 and instead is backing another Democrat, Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
Foster, a physicist, said in a statement he wanted to avoid a "costly and, ultimately unnecessary, primary" election.
He said he will serve as co-chairman of Duckworth's finance committee to help her raise cash for her race.
Categories: Local Issues, National Issues, 11th Congressional Dist.
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When I caught up with Tim Ryan, the recovering heroin addict was, as always, going a mile a minute.
The founder of Man in Recovery had just walked out of Elgin High School where he’d spoken to over 200 kids about his own life story, including the loss of son Nicholas this year to a heroin overdose.
“It was fantastic,” he said of the students’ enthusiastic reaction to the message he and others from the LTM Heroin Awareness Foundation had just delivered..
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Tags: Bill Foster, 11th Congressional, Heroin
Wednesday - September 3rd
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tucked away in downtown Naperville, just a few blocks apart, are the campaign offices of Democrat Rep. Bill Foster and his Republican rival, state Rep. Darlene Senger.
Senger’s folks work from rooms with a pleasant view of the DuPage River in a building facing a wrecking ball in a few months.
Foster’s staff sits, for now, in a tiny, stuffy cell hidden behind a barber shop.
As the Senger and Foster teams crank up for the November election from their outposts, Foster starts with a commanding lead in the money race while Senger has almost nothing in her war chest.