Retiring Congressman Ray LaHood is retracing his roots as an adult.
The Republican lawmaker is talking with junior high students at Peoria's Holy Family School Wednesday.
LaHood is sharing his experiences as a member of Congress and the upcoming election.
Before he entered politics, LaHood was a social studies teacher at Holy Family.
"To come back here is really to come back full circle. My interest in politics really was sparked by what I was doing in terms of teaching kids here at Holy Family about the constitution and about government," said LaHood.
Republican Aaron Schock, Democrat Colleen Callahan, and Green Party Candidate Sheldon Schafer are all hoping to win LaHoods' seat next month.