Digital Access

Digital Access
Access mysuburbanlife.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Print Edition

Print Edition
Subscribe now to the print edition of Suburban Life.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from mySuburbanLife.com.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Downers Grove

Downers Grove man announces Republican bid for Durbin's senate seat

DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove man announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in the next election, according to media reports.

Doug Truax, 43, of Downers Grove, will run as the Republican underdog against Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat in his third term.

According to media reports, Truax is a married father of three who co-owns and manages a health care consulting firm. He is a New Mexico native and West Point graduate, and spent six years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, the report states.

Durbin, 68, won his last three terms handily.

The general election is in November 2014.

Loading more