Matt Streb

Election 2012
6:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Congressional Race: 6th District

Peter Roskam - Leslie Coolidge

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.

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NIU President's Lecture Series
4:48 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Election Topics: Money, Media, Prognostication, Post-Mortem

Richard Hasen, UC Irvine, and Bradley Smith, former FEC commissioner

As candidates head into the final 60 days before the election, Northern Illinois University will spotlight the issues which have helped to shape the political forum for this year’s presidential election.

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WNIJ Sponsors
10:05 am
Thu September 6, 2012

NIU’s "Presidential Speaker Series": An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski

Join WNIJ in digging into some of the wheelings, dealings, and realities of presidential politics. This fall’s "Presidential Speaker Series" concludes on November 8th with “An Evening with Dennis Hastert and Bill Lipinski,” at NIU-Naperville.

Election Coverage
4:25 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

It's Primary Election Day in Illinois!

Today is primary election day in Illinois.  In addition to selecting candidates to represent their parties, Illinois citizens are voting on a variety of county and municipal referenda.  WNIJ will bring you election results after the polls close this evening, starting at 7pm.  WNIJ's Dan Klefstad will host our coverage.  He'll be joined in the studio by NIU Political Scientist Matt Streb, on-hand to analyze today's results.  We'll also have field reports from WNIJ's Susan Stephens and Guy Stephens

12:00 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Dems running in IL-14 struggle for recognition

NIU's Matt Streb

Illinois' 14th Congressional District primary looked to be a hot one, but national interest declined after Republican Congressman Joe Walsh dropped his challenge to the incumbent in the district, Randy Hultgren.

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9:15 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Race for IL-16 "Exciting"

NIU's Matt Streb

The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.  That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department.  The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.  Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.