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August 6 Primary Election Candidate Profiles

Fifth Congressional District

Dr. Bernadine Bank

Dr. Bernadine Bank was born into a large working-class Catholic family in Joliet, Illinois. She attended public school from K-8, and then an all-girls Catholic high school. During her senior year in high school, she was a Rotary International Exchange student for a year and lived with four different families in Australia. While in Australia, she was accepted into the University...