Politics

Politics
5:39 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Stadelman And Cabello Win State Legislative Races

Democrats have retained control of the Illinois legislature. In Rockford, a State Senate seat long-held by a Republican went to a Democrat. And a Winnebago County Republican appointed to a State House seat holds on to it.

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Election 2012
3:08 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Winnebago County State's Attorney Stays: DeKalb County's Goes

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato with supporters at election night party in Rockford.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Two contentious races for State’s Attorney were decided Tuesday in Winnebago and DeKalb Counties.

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NIU's Political Junkie
6:48 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Matt Streb Blogs Election 2012

Matt Streb, Chair of NIU Department of Political Science

Matt Streb chairs the political science department at Northern Illinois University. He's analyzed elections for a dozen years (although he did so as an amateur since he was 2). He offers his observation on tonight's contests, with an emphasis on U.S. House races in northern Illinois. Of special consideration: The 17th, 16th, 14th, 11th, 8th & 6th Districts.

11:45 pm

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Election Night
6:39 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Illinois Election Night Results

Illinois Congressional Races:

17th Congressional District:

  • Bobby Schilling (R,incumbent): 115,376 (47%)
  • Cheri Bustos (D):     131,381  (53%)  (PROJECTED WINNER)

16th Congressional District:

  • Adam Kinzinger (R, incumbent):     177,621  (59%)  (PROJECTED WINNER)
  • Wanda Rohl (D):     121,652  (41%)

14th Congressional District:

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Politics
8:37 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Race: 8th District

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth.

Money has been pouring into one contentious Congressional race in the Chicago suburbs. National SuperPACs are fueling the negative advertising dominating the airwaves in the new 8th district, which covers an area including Schaumburg, Elgin, and Lombard.  Republican Congressman Joe Walsh faces Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraqi War vet who most recently worked for the Veterans Administration in Washington.

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Politics
6:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: DeKalb County

Clay Campbell and Richard Schmack face each other in DeKalb County's State's Attorney's Race

Republican Clay Campbell has served as DeKalb County State’s Attorney since 2010, when he won a special election. He is seeking another term. Campbell’s opponent this fall is Democrat Richard Schmack, a private attorney who has previously served as an assistant state’s attorney in DeKalb County. The two candidates were asked a set of questions by WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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Politics
5:17 am
Tue October 30, 2012

State's Attorney's Race: Winnebago County

Democrat Joe Bruscato and Republican Glen Weber are battling it out for Winnebago County State's Attorney.

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.

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Politics
2:49 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Congressional Race: 14th District

Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson

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.

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politics
10:45 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Election Forecast Expert Visits NIU

Alan Abramowitz speaking at NIU

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.

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WNIJ News
7:15 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

WNIJ And NPR Present Presidential Debate Coverage

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.

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