DeKalb, IL – If you didn't say it yourself, you certainly heard it...the question of the day. "Did you feel it?" The earthquake, that is. A magnitude 3.8 quake shook northern Illinois awake around 4 this morning. The epicenter of the smallish quake was near Gilberts, in northern Kane County. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with one of the people who "felt it": Paul Stoddard, a geophysicist at Northern Illinois University.
DeKalb, IL – Illinois is bracing for an onslaught of national campaign money. That's as Republicans seek to claim Barack Obama's former Senate seat. They also want to reclaim Dennis Hastert's former Congressional seat. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about the race with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
Geneva, IL – There WON'T be a Hastert representing the 14th Congressional District any time soon. Republican voters chose State Senator Randy Hultgren over Ethan Hastert in yesterday's primary. Hultgren now goes on to face Congressman Bill Foster this Fall in the race for the seat Hastert's father held for two decades. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – It's a week before Illinois' primary, and three Republicans are tied in the race for Governor. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this surprising development with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
DeKalb, IL – On February 2nd, Illinois Democrats will decide whether Governor Pat Quinn advances to the November general election. Quinn wants a full term as Governor, but he faces a stiff primary challenge. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this race with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
Rockford, IL – The job market still looks bleak. But, that hasn't stopped experts from predicting where jobs will be added in the coming years. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, looks at where employment might be found in Northern Illinois:
DeKalb, IL – Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk is a moderate running for the Republican Senate nomination. Kirk faces five others next month, including a "Tea Party" candidate. Will Kirk's centrist record attract GOP primary voters? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad poses this question to NIU political scientist Matt Streb.
DeKalb,IL – The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times have endorsed David Hoffman in the Senate Democratic primary. But state Treasurer Alexei Giannoulias has more money and better name recognition. What difference can newspaper endorsements make in this election? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad discusses this race with NIU political scientist Matt Streb.