North Shore Republicans with all or parts of their legislative districts in Lake County have pretty much run the table with the Chicago Tribune's House endorsements (my emphasis below):
51st District (north, northwest suburbs) — Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. of Mundelein understands that Illinois pensions and Medicaid must be fundamentally altered for the state to fix its financial crisis. A member of the Illinois Jobs Task Force, the Republican supports reform of worker's comp and unemployment insurance — two critical changes that would signal Illinois welcomes employers. Sullivan is endorsed over Democrat Steve Riess, a Hawthorn Woods trustee.
53rd District (northwest suburbs) —Republican Rep. Sid Mathias of Buffalo Grove, an independent-thinking legislator, is endorsed over Linda Birnbaum of Wheeling, a former member of the Prospect Heights school board.
58th District (north suburbs) — Democratic Rep. Karen May of Highland Park has started to push on pension abuses. But come on, Rep. May, you couldn't back school choice for Chicago kids in bad schools? She has a terrific challenger: Lauren Turelli, who is on the Lake Forest parks and recreation board. Turelli has a finance background, taught high school in Grayslake and now works at a family-owned property management company. She believes in education choice. She supports more charter schools and wants to make it easier to reward the best teachers and remove the worst. She backs more pension reform, tougher anti-corruption measures and holding the line on taxes. Turelli would be a breath of fresh air in Springfield. She is enthusiastically endorsed.
59th District (north suburbs) — You want a candidate who is truly independent? You'll find it in Dan Sugrue of Green Oaks. He won the Republican primary even though he wasn't the choice of party leaders. He's running against Democratic Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills, who was appointed to the seat a year ago. Though Sente has had a good start, Sugrue seems more likely to shake the cobwebs out of the capital. He is endorsed.
61st District (north suburbs) — Republican Rep. JoAnn Osmond of Antioch is a steady, pro-jobs legislator. She's endorsed over Democrat Scott Pollak, an Antioch businessman.
62nd District (north suburbs) — As a Lake County Board member and now as a lawmaker, Republican Rep. Sandy Cole of Grayslake has voted her conscience. She's a well-informed advocate on environmental issues and understands why Illinois trails other states in job growth. She is endorsed over Democrat Rich Voltair of Round Lake Beach, an assistant professor at National-Louis University.