Dillard has hinted at who it might be, and most presume it to be State Rep. Jil Tracy from Quincy.
Tracy (photo right) has represented the 93rd district since her appointment in July 2006. In 1997, Tracy was appointed by Attorney General Jim Ryan to serve as Illinois Assistant Attorney General and Director of the West Central Regional Office. She continued in that office under Attorney General Lisa Madigan until 2004.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law, Tracy practiced law in the Mt. Sterling area from 1980 to 1997. While in private practice, she served as the attorney for the City of Mt. Sterling, the Mt. Sterling Fire Protection District, and the villages of Ripley and Mounds Station.
Tracy's husband, Jim, is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Dot Foods, which was founded in 1960 by his parents. Jil and Jim have four children.