Well, it looks like another accomplished progressive may be interested. I'm hearing murmurs that labor lawyer and celebrated author Tom Geoghegan is considering a stab at the seat. To wit, his good friend Rick Perlstein created the Facebook group "Geoghegan For Congress" yesterday. Here's the intro:
Tom Geoghegan, labor lawyer and warrior for justice extraordinaire, may well run for Rahm Emanuel's congressional seat in Illinois's Fifth District. Nothing's official yet--let's recruit Tom to run!