Over 170 attended the event. GOP gubernatorial candidates Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard addressed the gathering. Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford, who were not there, had their running mates, Wheaton City Councilwoman Evelyn Sanguinetti and Steve Kim respectively, speak on their behalf. State representative and Lt. Gov. candidate Jil Tracy was also in attendance.
The results of the straw poll were:
- Kirk Dillard 34%
- Dan Rutherford 27%
- Bill Brady 19%
- Bruce Rauner 19%
John Parrott, Chairman of the McLean County GOP said: "The straw poll is unscientific, it is just a snap shot of those attending the event, these are some of the folks who are involved in the local Party."