WNIJ's Jenna Dooley previews the 6th congressional district
Democrat Leslie Coolidge is facing incumbent Republican Peter Roskam. Coolidge, a Harvard educated CPA, says she has the fiscal wherewithal to help make the economy a priority in Washington. Roskam campaigns in a Democrat-drawn district which largely keeps a Republican stronghold of voters. The district includes portions of McHenry and Kane counties.
WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU Political Scientist Matt Streb about the two candidates
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.