Illinois Election 2012 http://northernpublicradio.org en Winnebago County State's Attorney Stays: DeKalb County's Goes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/winnebago-county-states-attorney-stays-dekalb-countys-goes <p></p><p></p><p>Two contentious races for State’s Attorney were decided Tuesday in Winnebago and DeKalb Counties.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:08:47 +0000 Susan Stephens & Mike Moen 20973 at http://northernpublicradio.org Winnebago County State's Attorney Stays: DeKalb County's Goes Unofficial Illinois Senate Vote Totals http://northernpublicradio.org/post/unofficial-illinois-senate-vote-totals <p><strong>Contested Illinois Senate Races</strong></p><p><strong>District 25 – <em>St.Charles-Sugar Grove</em></strong></p><p>Corinne M. Pierog (D) ………………………..35,603 (42.6%)</p><p>Jim Oberweis (R) ………..…………..…………47,987 (57.4%)</p><p><strong>District 26 – <em>Cary-Long Grove</em></strong></p><p>Amanda Howland (D) ………………………...34,461 (36.5%)</p><p>Dan Duffy (R, Inc.) ……..…………….……….59,891 (63.5%)</p><p><strong>District 34 -- <em>Rockford</em></strong></p><p>Steve Stadelman (D)....………………………..48,915 (62.8%)</p><p>Frank Gambino (R) ……. …………….……….28,929 (37.2%)</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:41:47 +0000 WNIJ 20919 at http://northernpublicradio.org Uncontested Illinois House Races http://northernpublicradio.org/post/uncontested-illinois-house-races <p>All 108 seats in the Illinois State House – two for each Legislative (or Senate) District -- are up for election following the 2011 redistricting. In the WNIJ listening area, 11 candidates are running unopposed. Nine of them are Republican incumbents, and both Democrats are incumbents as well.</p><p><strong>The 49<sup>th</sup> Illinois House District</strong></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:10:33 +0000 WNIJ 20914 at http://northernpublicradio.org Matt Streb Blogs Election 2012 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/matt-streb-blogs-election-2012-0 <p><a href="http://www.niu.edu/polisci/faculty/profiles/streb1.shtml">Matt Streb</a> chairs the political science department at Northern Illinois University. He's analyzed elections for a dozen years (although he did so as an amateur since he was 2). He offers his observation on tonight's contests, with an emphasis on U.S. House races in northern Illinois. Of special consideration: The 17th, 16th, 14th, 11th, 8th &amp; 6th Districts.</p><p><strong>11:45 pm</strong></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:48:52 +0000 WNIJ 20950 at http://northernpublicradio.org Matt Streb Blogs Election 2012 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 Congressional Race: 8th District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressional-race-8th-district <p>Money has been pouring into one contentious Congressional race in the Chicago suburbs. National SuperPACs are fueling the negative advertising dominating the airwaves in the new 8<sup>th</sup> district, which covers an area including Schaumburg, Elgin, and Lombard. &nbsp;Republican Congressman Joe Walsh faces Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraqi War vet who most recently worked for the Veterans Administration in Washington. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:37:39 +0000 Susan Stephens 20622 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressional Race: 8th District Congressional Race: 11th District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressional-race-11th-district <p>The race for Illinois' new 11th Congressional District pits Democrat <a href="http://www.billfoster.com/">Bill Foster </a>against Republican <a href="http://www.biggert.com/">Judy Biggert</a>. While on paper the district looks heavily Democratic, polls show the candidates running neck-and-neck. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:24:26 +0000 Guy Stephens 20631 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressional Race: 11th District State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County http://northernpublicradio.org/post/states-attorneys-race-dekalb-county <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Republican <a href="http://www.electclay.org/">Clay Campbell</a> has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RichardSchmackForStatesAttorney">Richard Schmack</a>, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:28:00 +0000 Mike Moen 20562 at http://northernpublicradio.org State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County State's Attorney's Race: Winnebago County http://northernpublicradio.org/post/states-attorneys-race-winnebago-county <p></p><p>Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato is seeking a second term. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican Glen Weber. Listen to our full interviews with both of the candidates, as they answer questions put to them by WNIJ's&nbsp;Susan Stephens.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:17:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 20545 at http://northernpublicradio.org State's Attorney's Race: Winnebago County Congressional Race: 14th District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressional-race-14th-district <p></p><p></p><p>The race for&nbsp;Illinois' 14<sup>th</sup> Congressional District pits a political newcomer against a veteran Republican lawmaker. This newly drawn district covers ground in several counties, including DeKalb, Kane, McHenry and Kendall.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:49:25 +0000 Mike Moen 20397 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressional Race: 14th District