Former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling could start his run for re-election Monday.
The Rock Island Republican Party hosted a barbecue in Peterson Park that Schilling attended on July 4th. In addition to burgers and brats, there was music and games.
The barbecue was also a chance for people to meet local elected officials. On the 4th, Schilling said he’s leaning toward running for Congress again in Illinois’s 17th Congressional District against Democrat Cheri Bustos. Bustos won by seven percent in November of 2012.
“There are a lot of promises that were made that aren't being kept. I've had a lot of Republicans and I've had a lot of Democrats come to me and say, hey you've got to take her out in the off year,” said Bobby Schilling.
Schilling says he plans to make an announcement Monday at 4:30. The announcement will be made in East Moline at his former campaign office, 367 Avenue of the Cities.