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Five seek congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston will be unopposed in the Democratic primary, but four candidates filed Monday seeking to challenge her in the general election for the 9th Congressional District.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston will be unopposed in the Democratic primary, but four candidates filed Monday seeking to challenge her in the general election for the 9th Congressional District.

On the last day to file, Susanne Atanus of 9054 Buckingham Park Drive in Des Plaines, a former contract officer at the federal General Services Administration, and attorney Joel Barry Pollak of 8852 N. Kostner Terrace in Skokie filed for the Republican nomination. Atanus ran as a write-in candidate in 2008.

In addition, substitute teacher Simon Ribeiro of 510 Sheridan Road in Evanston and retired journalist Morris Shanfield of 6400 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago filed to seek the Green Party nomination. Shanfield ran unsuccessfully against Schakowsky in 2008.

 

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