The Democratic nominee is incumbent Bill Foster (who is currently serving his first full term). The GOP nominee is state Sen. Randy Hultgren. In 2008, Obama won 55% in this district, and Bush won an equal percentage in '04.
Foster voted yes on the stimulus and health care, but no on cap-and-trade.
The Cook Political Report rates the race as Toss Up, while the Rothenberg Political Report has it Lean Democrat.
Note: We accidentally forgot to include this in our First Thoughts section today.