Illinois ranks 6th in the nation when it comes to deaths caused to a lack of health insurance. The findings were issued by Families USA, an advocacy group. The report looked at data between 2005 and 2010.
Leaders from throughout northern Illinois pitched their most important transportation projects to two Congressmen yesterday. Republicans Don Manzullo and Bobby Schilling will recommend priorities for federal transportation funding to Governor Pat Quinn’s office.
The new 16th Congressional District includes parts of Rockford, Dekalb, LaSalle and areas south of Chicago. It's been represented since 1993 by Rockford-area Republican Don Manzullo. His opponent is fellow Republican representative Adam Kinzinger. In a recent interview with WNIJ, Kinzinger touted his accomplishments during his short time in Washington. "I've been in Congress for 13 months. We've changed the conversation since we've been there, myself and the freshman class, from how much more we're going to spend, how much we're going to cut and how we're going to pay for things."