DeKalb, IL – The Illinois 11th Congressional District may switch from Republican to Democratic in this year's election, according to Northern Illinois University Political Science Professor Matt Streb.
Current Republican Representative Gerry Weller is retiring. State Senator and Democrat Debbie Halvorson has a slight edge over Republican challenger Martin Ozinga due to good name recognition and more campaign cash, Streb said.
DeKalb, IL – WNIJ's series on northern Illinois Congressional races continues with an examination of the 16th District race. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU political scientist Matt Streb about the race, which pits incumbent Republican Don Manzullo versus Democrat Robert Abboud.
DeKalb, IL – This election season, WNIJ will examine northern Illinois Congressional races with NIU political scientist Matt Streb. Today, WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Streb about the District 14 race between incumbent Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Jim Oberweis.
DeKalb, IL – One of the performers at On the Waterfront will be long-time Rockford favorite Randy Sabien. Sabien has performed many times at the festival, as well as in Charlotte's Web concerts, and J-R Sullivan's Hometown Holiday shows. This weekend, he showcases his new band, and his new sound. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Sabien, and has this report:
DeKalb, IL – During this political season, much of the focus has been on the presidential race. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad changes the focus to the many exciting congressional races in Illinois. Every week until election day, NIU political scientist Matt Streb will join Dan to analyze these races. Their first report is an overview, looking back at the Spring special elections (including IL-14) to see if these races are harbingers of the November election.
Rockford, IL – Rockford bluesman "Barstool Bob" played second guitar for legends like Lonnie Brooks and Otis Rush. Today, he leads his own band - or rather "guides" it. Bob is not your flashy frontman. Instead, he sees himself as part of the band...and expects the other members to follow his example. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Bob about his new CD, and his upcoming show at "On the Waterfront."
Battle heats up between ProCure and NIU over proton therapy center building
DeKalb, IL – Private developer ProCure is suing Northern Illinois University. As W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken explains, this is only the latest twist in a long saga over who should be allowed to build a proton cancer treatment center in Illinois.
DeKalb, IL – DeKalb Mayor Frank Van Buer lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. He was 74.
Van Buer spent his last days at home with his family...he spent his years at City Hall with other elected officials and developers. Helping downtown DeKalb grow and prosper was a top priority for the mayor. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken and Susan Stephens have this report.