- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Only 9 of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts feature contested races in the March 18 primary election. Here’s who’s in the running:

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent: Rep. Dan Lipinski, Western Springs Democrat, unchallenged.

GOP primary contenders: Sharon M. Brannigan of Palos Heights, Dianne M. Harris of Joliet.

4th Congressional District

Incumbent: Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago faces Democratic primary against Jorge Gerardo Zavala and Alexandra Eidenberg, both of Chicago.

8th Congressional District

Incumbent: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Hoffman Estates Democrat, unchallenged.

GOP primary contenders: Manju Goel of Aurora, Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville.

9th Congressional District

Incumbent: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Evanston Democrat, unchallenged.

GOP primary contenders: Susanne Atanus of Niles, David Earl Williams III of Chicago

11th Congressional District

Incumbent: Rep. Bill Foster, Naperville Democrat, unchallenged.

GOP primary contenders: Chris Balkema of Channahon, Ian Bayne of Aurora, Bert Miller of Hinsdale, state Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville

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