Matt Streb http://northernpublicradio.org en Congressional Race: 6th District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressional-race-6th-district <p>Democrat <a href="http://www.coolidgeforcongress.com/about-leslie-coolidge/" target="_blank">Leslie Coolidge</a> is facing incumbent Republican <a href="http://www.roskamforcongress.com/" target="_blank">Peter Roskam</a>.&nbsp; Coolidge, a Harvard educated CPA, says she has the fiscal wherewithal to help make the economy a priority in Washington.&nbsp; Roskam campaigns in a Democrat-drawn district which largely keeps a Republican stronghold of voters. The district includes portions of McHenry and Kane counties. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 20070 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressional Race: 6th District Election Topics: Money, Media, Prognostication, Post-Mortem http://northernpublicradio.org/post/election-topics-money-media-prognostication-post-mortem <p>As candidates head into the final 60 days before the election, Northern Illinois University will spotlight the issues which have helped to shape the political forum for this year’s presidential election.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:48:05 +0000 Jane Denison Furness 18005 at http://northernpublicradio.org Election Topics: Money, Media, Prognostication, Post-Mortem NIU’s "Presidential Speaker Series": An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-s-presidential-speaker-series-evening-dennis-hastert-and-bill-lipinski <div>Join WNIJ in digging into some of the wheelings, dealings, and realities of presidential politics.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This fall’s "Presidential Speaker Series" concludes on November 8th with “An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski,” at NIU-Naperville.<br> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:05:44 +0000 WNIJ 17952 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU’s "Presidential Speaker Series": An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski It's Primary Election Day in Illinois! http://northernpublicradio.org/post/its-primary-election-day-illinois <p>Today is primary election day in&nbsp;Illinois.&nbsp; In addition to&nbsp;selecting candidates&nbsp;to represent their parties, Illinois citizens are voting on a&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of county and municipal referenda.&nbsp; WNIJ will bring&nbsp;you election results after the polls close this evening, starting at&nbsp;7pm.&nbsp; WNIJ&#39;s Dan Klefstad&nbsp;will host our coverage.&nbsp; He&#39;ll be joined in the studio by&nbsp;NIU Political Scientist&nbsp;Matt Streb,&nbsp;on-hand to analyze today&#39;s results.&nbsp; We&#39;ll also have field&nbsp;reports from WNIJ&#39;s Susan Stephens and Guy Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:25:13 +0000 WNIJ 8817 at http://northernpublicradio.org It's Primary Election Day in Illinois! Dems running in IL-14 struggle for recognition http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dems-running-il-14-struggle-recognition <p>Illinois&#39; 14th Congressional District primary looked to be a hot one, but national interest declined after Republican Congressman Joe Walsh dropped his challenge to the incumbent in the district, Randy Hultgren. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 06:00:01 +0000 Dan Klefstad 7956 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dems running in IL-14 struggle for recognition Race for IL-16 "Exciting" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/race-il-16-exciting <p>The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois&#39; 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.&nbsp; That&#39;s according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU&#39;s political science department.&nbsp; The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.&nbsp; Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ&#39;s Dan Klefstad.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:15:24 +0000 Dan Klefstad 7952 at http://northernpublicradio.org Race for IL-16 "Exciting"