This just in... Vernon Hills Trustee Cindy Hebda, who was removed from the 59th Legislative District ballot by a circuit court judge (after successfully fending off a Democratic challenge to her candidacy at the State Board of Elections level), has now had that adverse court decision confirmed by an Illinois Appellate Court panel. That means she's off the ballot for good, and the GOP contenders will be down to Green Oaks Attorney Dan Sugrue and Green Oaks businessman Mohan Mahnian, unless Hebda appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Hebda could also move to have the panel reconsider their decision, but that usually isn't too successful. An appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court would not be automatic, either, as far as I know; the Supreme Court can decide not to take an appeal of this kind of case, as they please.
Regardless of how the Hebda situation turns out, the GOP is fortunate to have a choice of contenders who are all great candidates; this blog supports Dan Sugrue and we hope that he will be victorious in the primary, and in the general against whichever Dem wins the primary (Carol Senate or Elliot Hartstein).
More later as I get some additional details.