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Jen McMillin poses
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Jen McMillin says she decided to run for office last year on the day two Democratic heavy-hitters—Lisa Madigan and Barbara Flynn Currie—announced they weren’t seeking another term.

Dan Caulkins
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Bloomington-Normal’s two Illinois House districts are attracting a lot of attention this election season, with state Reps. Dan Brady and Keith Sommer facing their first general election challengers in years.

Illinois State Capitol exterior
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Two new candidates have announced election plans to try to replace retiring State Rep. Bill Mitchell of Forsyth.

Piatt County Board Chair Randy Keith said he will run for state representative as a Republican in the 101st Illinois House District that covers portions of McLean, Champaign, Piatt, Macon, and DeWitt counties.

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State Rep. Bill Mitchell, whose district includes parts of McLean County, said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2018.