Tribune Endorses Fine Over Frank in 17th District House Race

The Chicago Tribune editorial board described both candidates as "good," but endorsed Laura Fine (D-Glenview) for the 17th District House seat.

While the Chicago Tribune editorial board writes that Laura Fine and Kyle Frank are "both good candidates," for the 17th District House seat, the board chose Fine over Frank for endorsement.

Both candidates are newcomers in the race for the position currently occupied by Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), who is running for Illinois Senate in the ninth district.

Fine, a Democrat from Glenview, is a Northeastern Illinois University professor and former Northfield Township clerk, while Frank is a Republican from Skokie who works as an attorney. 

Earlier: Get To Know State Rep. Candidate Laura Fine

Earlier: Get To Know State Rep. Candidate Kyle Frank

The Tribune praised Fine's positions on pension reform and legislative pay, but said Frank, too, had some "solid ideas to cut spending," including combining regional transportation agencies.

Editorial board members ultimately endorsed Fine because she "provided broader, more nuanced answers on key state issues," according to the Tribune.

The Chicago Sun-Times has decided not to endorse candidates, saying it will instead provide readers information and let them make their own decisions.


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