Brother of ex-Bear Urlacher can run for Illinois Senate, officials rule

 
 
Updated 1/20/2016 2:13 PM
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    Casey Urlacher

Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher can continue his bid for Illinois Senate on the March 15 primary ballot, state elections officials ruled today.

Urlacher is part of a three-candidate Republican primary race with Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods and Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin to replace state Sen. Dan Duffy, a Lake Barrington Republican.

The brother of former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher survived a challenge to his candidacy that claimed he didn't get enough petition signatures to appear on the ballot.

Even after more than 1,000 of his signatures were invalidated by a review process, Urlacher survived the challenge with just 48 signatures more than the 1,000 required to spare.

The case could be appealed.

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