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Durbin, Durkin Face off for Illinois' Senate Seat

By Jay Field, WBEZ

Chicago, IL –

While the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri has attracted millions of dollars in campaign contributions, intense media coverage, and plenty of voter interest, the same cannot be said for the Senate race in Illinois.

Incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin is facing a challenge from Republican State Representative Jim Durkin on November 5th. Other than having similar surnames, the race has garnered little attention across the state. Illinois Public Radio's Jay Field has this report...