IL Election 2012

Election 2012
4:15 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Voters Asked to Report Election Day Problems

Election officials want to remind voters to report any issues they run into at the polls.  173 teams of assistant attorneys general and investigators from the Illinois Attorney General’s office will be working throughout the state today to watch the general election to ensure that Illinoisans’ voting rights are protected and that polling places are accessible.

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Election 2012
5:09 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Mixed Results for Early Voting at Universities

Credit League of Women Voters

For the second election year in a row, Illinois is trying out early-voting on select state university campuses. The law requires the polling places be in "high traffic locations."

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Election 2012
6:11 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Freshman and Newcomer Battle in the 16th

Adam Kinzinger (R) and Wanda Rohl (D)

Illinois' new 16th Congressional District will include parts of Rockford, DeKalb, and the LaSalle area. The old 16th is represented by Republican Don Manzullo of Egan, but last Spring he lost the primary to Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Manteno. Kinzinger was elected in 2010 to represent a neighboring district, the 11th.

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6:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County

Clay Campbell and Richard Schmack face each other in DeKalb County's State's Attorney's Race

Republican Clay Campbell has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat Richard Schmack, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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Illinois Election 2012
4:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Early Voting Becoming More Popular

DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo
Credit DeKalb County

More people in DeKalb County are taking advantage of early voting.  According to DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo, thousands of  people have already voted before the November 6th election. That's about a thousand more early votes than four years ago.

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6:30 am
Tue March 6, 2012

The Candidates in the Democratic Primary in IL 14

Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination in the race in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.  WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports: