Nybo to Replace Dillard in Illinois Senate

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By Associated Press

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) - An Elmhurst attorney has been named by local Republicans to replace state Sen. Kirk Dillard.

DuPage County GOP officials say Chris Nybo will serve the remainder of Dillard's term. Nybo is a former state representative who made an unsuccessful primary bid for Illinois Senate in 2012.

Dillard officially announced his resignation from the Illinois Legislature on Monday to become chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. The Hinsdale Republican was named to the RTA position in June after more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature and two unsuccessful Republican primary bids for governor.

Nybo is running for a full term in November against Democrat Suzanne Glowiak of Western Springs.

Nybo is scheduled to be sworn in on Wednesday in Lombard.

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