It's still a year away but with the expected reshuffling of statewide seats, newcomers are already throwing in their hats.
That includes Chicago native Michael Scott Carter who is scheduling a news conference for next week to announce his run for Illinois State Treasurer. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a Republican, has expressed an interest in running for governor, which would create a vacancy.
Carter describes himself as a "conservative media pundit and entrepreneur" who was raised in Chicago, went abroad and returned.
Here's details for his announcing
"Meet & Greet" Michael Scott Carter: The Announcement details
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Where: The Wit Hotel 201 N. State