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Nail-Biter in Aurora

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 6, 2008 4:58PM

2008_2_6.foster.jpg2008_2_6.laesch.jpgAs election results continue to roll in, at least one race is still neck and neck: The democratic race in the Illinois 14th. Perennial candidate Jim Oberweis nabbed the Republican slot, but Bill Foster and John Laesch were, at last count, separated by a scant 351 votes. (Foster: 32,189, Laesch: 31,838) A Laesch campaign staffer told us that within the next 48 hours, they're hoping to finish canvassing the county, making sure all the early votes and absentee ballots were counted. Whoever wins will face Oberweis for Dennis Hastert's old seat.