State Senator Karen McConnaughay, who represents Huntley, southern Crystal Lake and parts of Lake in the Hills and Algonquin is running to be top Republican in the Illinois Senate.
Opposing her is former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady.
Will this be a girls vs. the boys contest?
Or will it be a Chicago metro area vs. Downstate contest?
Fewer and fewer Republicans are being elected from Cook and the collar counties, while formerly conservative (more than Chicago pols anyway) Democratic Party State Senators are retaining their seats outside of the Chicago area, commonly called, “Downstate.”