Bobby Schilling

12:16 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Schilling Will Try To Win Back 17th Congressional Seat

Former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling

Republican Bobby Schilling is once again running for Congress. The one-term Republican, who lost his seat last year, announced Monday he'll try to reclaim his post in Illinois' 17th Congressional District.

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Election 2012
7:52 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Congressional Race: 17th District

There are several similarities between the candidates in Illinois’s 17th Congressional District, which includes Democratic-leaning chunks from Rockford and Peoria as well as wrapping through the Quad Cities and across rural northwestern Illinois.

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12:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

All Dems a threat to Schilling in IL-17

NIU's Matt Streb

Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling is unopposed in the March 20 primary, but whoever wins the Democratic nomination will be a serious threat.  There are 3 Democrats running in the 17th District primary - Greg Aguilar, Cheri Bustos and George Gaulrapp.  NIU political scientist Matt Streb says they benefit from a traditionally Democratic district that was made even more Democratic after redistricting.   Streb talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about this contest.