At the top of the ticket this year in Illinois is a race for the U-S Senate.
Republican Doug Truax is running against a state Senator, Jim Oberweis in the G-O-P primary. The winner will take on Democrat Dick Durbin in the fall.
Truax is making his first bid for political office. Oberweis lost five previous elections, including two unsuccessful bids for U-S Senate, before being elected to the Illinois General Assembly.