Election 2012 http://northernpublicradio.org en Dixon Cab Driver Offers Free Rides to the Polls http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-cab-driver-offers-free-rides-polls <p>A Dixon cab driver is offering free rides to the polls today.&nbsp; Mary MacMillan of Sunshine Cab tells WNIJ she’ll offer free rides to and from the polls from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. She says this is the first time she's offered the free rides for an election. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:40:09 +0000 Jenna Dooley 20901 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon Cab Driver Offers Free Rides to the Polls Overtime Costs for Holiday Election Deadline http://northernpublicradio.org/post/overtime-costs-holiday-election-deadline <p>Illinois' election law may mean overtime for some municipal workers on Christmas Eve.&nbsp; December 24th is the final day candidates may file nominating petitions for April's municipal elections. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:58:18 +0000 Jenna Dooley 20839 at http://northernpublicradio.org Overtime Costs for Holiday Election Deadline Freshman and Newcomer Battle in the 16th http://northernpublicradio.org/post/freshman-and-newcomer-battle-16th <p>Illinois' <a href="http://precinctmaps.com/?page_id=2125">new 16th Congressional District</a> will include parts of Rockford, DeKalb, and the LaSalle area. The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois%27s_16th_congressional_district">old 16th</a> is represented by Republican Don Manzullo of Egan, but last Spring he lost the primary to Congressman <a href="http://kinzinger.house.gov/#dialog">Adam Kinzinger</a> of Manteno. Kinzinger was elected in 2010 to represent a neighboring district, the 11th. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:11:49 +0000 Dan Klefstad 20742 at http://northernpublicradio.org Freshman and Newcomer Battle in the 16th