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Brother of Bears Legend Allowed to Stay on Ballot in State Senate Race

Illinois Board of Elections rules in favor of Casey Urlacher's State Senate campaign

In a decision Tuesday, the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican Casey Urlacher, mayor of north suburban Mettawa and brother of former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, could stay on the March 15 ballot for the 26th State Senate District’s primary election.

Urlacher faced challenges from two local leaders who alleged the mayor’s petition signatures didn’t match names on voter files and that certain signatures in question weren’t gathered in person by official petition circulators. 

“He's excited about being in the race and he really thinks he can make a difference,” said Urlacher's Director of Communications, Gary Mack.
Urlacher will face Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin and Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods in a March 15 primary to replace State Senator Dan Duffy who will not seek a third term in the office. 
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