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.
DeKalb, IL – The Republican primary in Illinois' 14th Congressional district is attracting national attention. That's partly because one of the candidates is a son of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this race with NIU political scientist Matt Streb.
Rockford, IL – Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins explains early voting options.
GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION: February 2, 2010
Last day to register to vote January 5, 2010
Grace Period Registration and Voting: January 6 - January 19 (deadline may vary between election offices) If you missed the registration deadline, take two pieces of ID to your County Clerk or Board of Elections office. You will register and vote RIGHT THEN AND THERE.
Rockford, IL – A group of ministers is calling for the federal government to intervene after a grand jury cleared two Rockford police officers in the shooting of an unarmed man in a daycare center. Susan Stephens reports.
Sterling, IL – It could be another year before Guantanamo Bay detainees are moved to a prison in northwest Illinois and that's only if plans to sell the prison to the federal government go smoothly. Susan Stephens reports:
Rockford, IL – Rockford officials are working to help up-and-coming high tech entrepreneurs. The city's economic development council plans to take over operatonis at Eiger Lab, a research incubator. WNIJ's Susan Stephens explains how this could lure more manufacturing ventures to the area.