Twenty two candidates met a Monday deadline to file paperwork for a spot on the ballot in the special election to succeed former U.S. Rep.
The field of 17
Among the final filers was former one-term U.S. Rep.
Halvorson and Joyce Washington, a management consultant who lost a 2002 primary bid for lieutenant governor and a
The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold a special lottery Tuesday to determine which of those five will get the last spot on the Democratic primary ballot. Another lottery Tuesday will determine which of the first five filers will appear atop the Democratic ballot.
On the Republican side, Lenny McAllister of Maywood, a former conservative radio host, will appear atop the GOP ballot, barring a petition challenge. Also among the Republicans running is Eric Wallace of
The South Side and south suburban congressional district is heavily Democratic.
The special primary elections and the April 9 special general election were called after Jackson stepped down from