Of all the congressional incumbents running in Illinois, one Democrat is facing a strong challenge. Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District has been represented by Dan Lipinski for 13 years. The district has traditionally leaned moderate to conservative, but has steadily become more progressive, favoring Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. And that move leftward has produced a progressive challenger to the centrist Lipinski.
Lipinski and his challenger, LaGrange businesswoman Marie Newman, join Chicago Tonight for a conversation.
The 3rd Congressional District: This largely suburban, Democratic-leaning district reaches roughly from the southwest edge of the city, to the southwestern suburbs (parts of Western Springs and Burbank) and down to northeastern Will County (Lockport).