2014 election http://northernpublicradio.org en Onetime Tea Party Favorite Battles Founder of Rockford Party http://northernpublicradio.org/post/onetime-tea-party-favorite-battles-founder-rockford-party <p></p><p>In 2010, political newcomer Adam Kinzinger defeated an incumbent Congresswoman, Debbie Halvorson, in the 11th Congressional District. Halvorson, a conservative Democrat, had high marks from the National Rifle Association. Kinzinger had the nascent Tea Party on his side.</p><p>What a difference four years makes.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:45 +0000 Dan Klefstad 44123 at http://northernpublicradio.org Onetime Tea Party Favorite Battles Founder of Rockford Party Streb: Uphill Battle for GOP Senate Nominee http://northernpublicradio.org/post/streb-uphill-battle-gop-senate-nominee <p></p><p></p><p>Whoever wins the Republican primary for U.S. Senate will have an uphill battle this fall, according to Matt Streb. The <a href="http://www.niu.edu/polisci/faculty/profiles/streb1.shtml" target="_blank">political scientist</a> at Northern Illinois University says incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin has $5 million in the bank and is "very popular" in the state.</p><p>Durbin is unopposed in the March 18 primary. The men who would replace him are Jim Oberweis, a state Senator, and West Point graduate Doug Truax.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:44:44 +0000 Dan Klefstad 44063 at http://northernpublicradio.org Streb: Uphill Battle for GOP Senate Nominee Streb: Quinn Will Win Easily Primary Day http://northernpublicradio.org/post/streb-quinn-will-win-easily-primary-day <p>Six months ago, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign was in trouble. Attorney General Lisa Madigan was weighing a primary challenge and declared challenger Bill Daley blasted Quinn for failing to solve the state's pension problem.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:43:03 +0000 Dan Klefstad 44028 at http://northernpublicradio.org Streb: Quinn Will Win Easily Primary Day State Kicks 22 More Off Primary Ballot http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-kicks-22-more-primary-ballot <p>Four Republicans running for governor already have received a fair amount of publicity.</p><p>There was a fifth hopeful … and he is among 22 candidates <a href="http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/LatestRemoved.aspx?id=41">removed Thursday from the March primary ballot</a> by the State Board of Elections.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:54:49 +0000 WNIJ 41558 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Kicks 22 More Off Primary Ballot Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-picks-former-chicago-schools-chief-running-mate <p>Former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas is Governor Pat Quinn's choice for Lieutenant Governor.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:08:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 38795 at http://northernpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Picks Former Chicago Schools Chief As Running Mate Three Years And Out: DeKalb County Clerk Resigns http://northernpublicradio.org/post/three-years-and-out-dekalb-county-clerk-resigns <p>DeKalb County’s Clerk and Recorder is resigning. John Acardo <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Next-Step.html?soid=1103251462183&amp;aid=nBpEYjWC8nA">announced Wednesday</a> he has taken a new job, as Kishwaukee College’s human resources director.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:50:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 33873 at http://northernpublicradio.org Three Years And Out: DeKalb County Clerk Resigns A Future Election Gets Attention During The Storm Hiatus http://northernpublicradio.org/post/future-election-gets-attention-during-storm-hiatus <p>Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Florida will finally get down to party business today.</p><p>When the GOP canceled most activities Monday due to Tropical Storm Isaac, delegates and politicos had plenty of time for speculation about another election … the election for Illinois governor in 2014.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:18:51 +0000 WNIJ 17467 at http://northernpublicradio.org