Schillerstrom announces run for Illinois governor -

Schillerstrom announces run for Illinois governor

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- DuPage County Board chairman Bob Schillerstrom has announced he is running for the Republican Party's nomination for Illinois governor.

Schillerstrom announced his run Sunday at a rally at a hotel ballroom in west suburban Naperville. He told the crowd he wants to make "substantial changes that are going to provide a better quality of life."

The Republican formed a committee to explore the option in May.

Schillerstrom is 57 and has led the DuPage board since 1998. He's the latest among several Republicans to see a chance to reclaim the governor's mansion.

DuPage State's Attorney Joe Birkett and state senators Kirk Dillard, Matt Murphy, and Bill Brady have either declared or are considering runs.

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