Dan Ugaste

Illinois’ primary election is less than a week away. Three Republicans are competing for the nomination in the state’s 65th House District. The candidates are hoping to succeed a longtime GOP lawmaker who has held the seat for 15 years.

The 65th District covers a lot of ground in Chicago’s far western suburbs. It stretches from the Huntley-area in southern McHenry County down to the cities of Saint Charles and Geneva in central Kane County.