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Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato is seeking a second term. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican Glen Weber. Listen to our full interviews with both of the candidates, as they answer questions put to them by WNIJ's Susan Stephens.

Congressional Race: 14th District

Oct 26, 2012

The race for Illinois' 14th Congressional District pits a political newcomer against a veteran Republican lawmaker. This newly drawn district covers ground in several counties, including DeKalb, Kane, McHenry and Kendall.

Election Forecast Expert Visits NIU

Oct 18, 2012

A political expert known for forecasting presidential races spoke at Northern Illinois University Thursday night. Based on his model, Alan Abramowitz gives President Obama a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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.  

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