Illinois elections http://northernpublicradio.org en Freeport Mayor Gaulrapp Defeated http://northernpublicradio.org/post/freeport-mayor-gaulrapp-defeated <p><strong><em>A Difficult Day For Incumbents ...</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Incumbent Freeport Mayor George </span>Gaulrapp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lost his seat Tuesday in a Citizens Party primary contest with former Mayor Jim </span>Gitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. With 100% of precincts reporting, </span>Gitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had 1,130 votes to 896 for </span>Gaulrapp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>In the Peoples Party contest, Jon Staben, with 215 votes, defeated Bettye Corbin, with140 votes.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:41:16 +0000 WNIJ 25975 at http://northernpublicradio.org Freeport Mayor Gaulrapp Defeated Illinois Election Night Results http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-election-night-results <p><strong>Illinois Congressional Races:</strong></p><p><em>17th Congressional District:</em></p><ul><li>Bobby Schilling (R,incumbent): 115,376 (47%)</li><li>Cheri Bustos (D):&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 131,381&nbsp; (53%)&nbsp; <strong>(PROJECTED WINNER)</strong></li></ul><p><em>16th Congressional District:</em></p><ul><li>Adam Kinzinger (R, incumbent):&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 177,621&nbsp; (59%)&nbsp; <strong>(PROJECTED WINNER)</strong></li><li>Wanda Rohl (D):&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 121,652&nbsp; (41%)</li></ul><p><em>14th Congressional District:</em></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:39:47 +0000 WNIJ 20828 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Election Night Results Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-try-gain-traction <p><span id="yui_3_2_0_18_1349426991741544">When Illinois voters mark their ballots next month – President Obama will be getting a lot of the attention.</span><br>But Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will have his eye further down the ticket. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:50:15 +0000 WNIJ & Tony Arnold 19418 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction Rep. Jackson off on medical leave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rep-jackson-medical-leave <p>Few details are being provided about the unexpected medical leave of absence that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, began on June 10.</p><p>The three-sentence statement says Jackson went on medical leave just over two weeks ago. It says Jackson &quot;asks that you respect his family&#39;s privacy.&quot;</p><p>A spokesman says the congressman is being treated for exhaustion. He had no further comment. Jackson&#39;s district offices remain open.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:43:52 +0000 WNIJ 13987 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rep. Jackson off on medical leave