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WNIJ and NPR will bring you live coverage of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney Monday evening beginning at 8PM from  Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. The debate will be on issues around the topic of American foreign policy. Our coverage will be hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. The debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation.

WNIJ and NPR will bring you live coverage of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney this evening beginning at 8PM from  Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. The debate will be on issues around the topic of American foreign policy. Our coverage will be hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. The debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation.

The media's role in covering the race for the White House was discussed Tuesday night at Northern Illinois University. It's part of a series of speeches from national experts in the final weeks of the presidential race.

Northern Illinois Republican Joe Walsh and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth are squaring off in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional races. On Tuesday night, a debate between the two candidates underscored the tension between the two campaigns.

Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction

Oct 5, 2012
Illinois Republican Party

When Illinois voters mark their ballots next month – President Obama will be getting a lot of the attention.
But Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will have his eye further down the ticket.

A judge in Chicago has sentenced William Cellini to a year and a day in prison. A federal jury convicted Cellini in November of conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for a contribution to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign.

DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen says he will not run for another term. Povlson made the announcement in a press release sent out Friday morning. Povlson says the more than 15 years he has served as alderman and mayor have been a rewarding experience, but it was simply time to to move on. Povlson says he is proud of many things DeKalb's government was able to accomplish during his tenure on the City Council.  

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Sep 18, 2012
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Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will run for reelection next spring. A formal announcement is expected later this month.

The mayor's campaign posted on its website that a campaign kickoff event will be held September 27th in downtown Rockford. The statement says petition packets will be handed out to supporters.

Morrissey, who's an Independent, was first elected mayor in 2005 when he defeated incumbent Doug Scott.

Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn

Sep 11, 2012

Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is holding off backing Governor Pat Quinn for reelection. Dick Durbin says he’ll wait to make sure Quinn’s actually planning to run in 2014.

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

Sep 7, 2012

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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