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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."

GOP primary for Illinois' 33rd Senate District

Mar 14, 2012

This Republican race in Chicago's northwest suburbs pits experience against a grass-roots campaign.

There’s a three-way race among Democrats in the 34th State Senate District.

Illinois Primary Battle in 35th Senate District

Mar 12, 2012

Two incumbents square off in this hotly contested race.

WNIJ 2012 Primary Coverage

Mar 9, 2012

This is the second in our series of profiles of candidates running for the state legislature in northern Illinois.

WNIJ’s Jenna Dooley spoke with candidates Clint Little and Carl Wasco.

First audio clip is the summary story that aired 3/9/12 on WNIJ.

Second is the full interview with Little.

Third is the full interview with Wasco.

This is the first in our series of profiles of candidates running for the state legislature in northern Illinois. We start with the Democrats running for state representative in the 67th district, which covers much of Rockford. 

Here's the full interview with George Gaulrapp, one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in Illinois 17th Congressional District:

Here's the full interview with Cheri Bustos, one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in Illinois 17th Congressional District:

Here's the full interview with Greg Aguilar, one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in Illinois 17th Congressional District:

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