First-time candidate Monica Gordon poses withnominating petitions in Springfield. The Flossmoorresident collected 2,500 signatures in order to beon the ballot for the 40th District of the state senate. (Provided photo) A Flossmoor resident is looking to become the new Illinois senator for the 40th District, which includes Homewood, Flossmoor and a large swath of suburban and exurban Chicago. Monica Gordon has filed nominating petitions as a Democratic candidate for the 40th District Illinois Senate seat, and she’s coming into her campaign expressing great confidence. “I know I’m the best candidate . . .
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