WNIJ news – Political observers have called Illinois 8th District Congressman, Joe Walsh, one of the most active members of the freshman class that came into office in the 2010 elections. The Republican also unabashedly counts himself a member of the Tea Party movement. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Walsh about some of the Congressman's initiatives:
WNIJ news – Illinois Republicans have been vocal about their opposition to the state's new congressional map. They have threatened to take legal action to prevent the map from becoming final. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, such a move appears imminent:
DeKalb – The author of a book about presidential pardons discusses the potential for clemency for former Governor George Ryan, now that his wife has died. Author and political scientist P.S. Ruckman talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
WNIJ – The summer season is in full swing, and that means many teenagers are trying earn some extra cash. But, the job market remains tough, especially for teens. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, Illinois is no exception:
DeKalb, IL – NIU political scientist Matt Streb says he's not convinced this trial will have any lasting effects on the political climate in Illinois. Streb says people may have been waiting for a bombshell in this trial, such as the President being called to testify, but it never happened. Streb says Illinoisans are ready to move on with their lives.