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Sheila Simon Set To Make Political Announcement Wednesday

Sheila Simon

In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is seen in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, Simon announced that she would not seek re-election in 2014. The Carbondale Democrat was first elected to the office in 2010. She is a former law school professor. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is planning to discuss her political future during a series of trips around the state.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers saysthe Carbondale Democrat sent an email to supporters late Monday, saying she'd release "very exciting news" about her campaign on Wednesday.

For five months, Simon has kept mum on her plans for next year, saying only that she'll seek another statewide office. She hasn't said what position she might seek, but has touted her background as a former county prosecutor and law professor.

Simon's campaign manager has said she's been interested in comptroller, a position now held by Republican Judy Baar Topinka.

Simon's set to kick off her tour Wednesday in Chicago before visiting Springfield and Carbondale.

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