Schakowsky unopposed for U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky so far has no challengers in her bid for another term in Washington.

No other Democrats, and no Republicans, filed for the 9th Congressional District race Monday, the first day for candidates to submit nominating petitions in Springfield.

Schakowsky, of 1101 Ridge Ave. in Evanston, has served six terms in Congress and is her party’s chief deputy whip.

(Update 10/29/09 6:10 a.m.) Still no opponents have filed … but we’ve learned that Skokie attorney Joel Pollak says he plans to file petitions to run in the Republican primary on Nov. 2, the last day to file. Several other Republicans reportedly also are interested in the job.

(Update 11/3/09 6:14 a.m.) See new story: Five seek congressional seat.

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