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Aaron Schock

Endorsements for Aaron Schock's former seat

Endorsements for Aaron Schock's former seat

In a brief letter released March 17, then-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria announced he would resign amid questions about whether he misspent taxpayer and campaign money and violated congressional ethics rules. A federal grand jury in Springfield has been interviewing his former aides as part of a criminal probe. Voters in central Illinois probably are still shaking their heads over Schock's fall from grace. But they have some work to do. The 18th Congressional District seat is open. Five candidates — three Republicans and two Democrats — want the job. They're running in a July 7 primary election; the winners will meet in a Sept. 10 general election. These five...