An influential teachers union has endorsed state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the Republican primary for Illinois governor.
The Illinois Education Association announced its endorsement Friday in Chicago.
Cinda Klickna is IEA's president. She says Dillard believes in public schools and says teachers and support staff “believe in Kirk Dillard.''
He faces state Sen. Bill Brady, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the March primary.