Kelly Cassidy and Paula Batsa in lead for 14th Dist. seat: Hinz

Two candidates are leading the pack to take the Illinois House seat now held by Harry Osterman, according to Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business.

Osterman is resigning the seat to accept a seat on the Chicago City Council.

As previously reported in The Bulldog Democratic committeemen will select a replacement for Osterman at a meeting. Because of state law, Carol Ronen’s vote is the only vote of real importance in the race.

The contenders are Paula Batsa and Kelly Cassidy. There are other contenders too, Hinz notes.

Batsa is a staffer in the Chicago Dept. of Aging.

Cassidy is an assistant in the Cook County State’s Attorney office.

Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business.