Russell Lissau at the Daily Herald did some innovative sleuthing and discovered that one of the dark horse Democratic candidates in the contest to win their party's nomination to take on incumbent Congressman Bob Dold, Aloys Rutagwibira, may not actually meet Constitutional requirements for holding this office:
Aloys Rutagwibira, 53, of Hainesville, is a native of Rwanda who became a naturalized American citizen on July 6, 2006, according to voter registration records acquired by the Daily Herald.
Congressional service requires seven years of citizenship. Rutagwibira won't be eligible until July 2013.
Read the whole article. Apparently, Rutagwibira did not react kindly to Mr. Lissau's inquiries.
Hmm. Maybe Rutagwibira never heard the old saw about how you should never argue with anyone who buys ink by the barrel.
But, will this really matter? Rutagwibira is apparently such an outside shot that the only poll we have even heard about in IL-10 on the Dem side did not even include him. Not to mention that fact that, as Lissau notes, there is currently a challenge pending to Rutagwibira's petitions based on lack of sufficient valid signatures on his nominating petitions.