That leaves Illinois Republicans dangling again in their drawn-out search for a candidate to replace primary winner Jack Ryan, who dropped his Senate bid more than three weeks ago.
At his office in Springfield Wednesday, Dillard said he plans to make a decision later today and announce it Thursday.
Dillard has said the Democratic candidate, state Senator Barack Obama, is beatable, but the DuPage County Republican says he's concerned that entering the race would cost too much and require him to spend too much time away from his family.
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