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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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WNIJ News
12:00 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

WNIJ And NPR Present Presidential Debate Coverage Tonight

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.

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Politics
10:13 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Fact Checking Becoming Part Of The Norm In Covering Presidential Race

NPR's Mark Stencel

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.

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Politics
9:49 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Heated Debate Between 8th Congressional Candidates

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.

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Politics
7:50 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction

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.

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Corruption
4:54 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Illinois Powerbroker Sentenced to Just Over Year in Prison

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.

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Politics
1:44 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

DeKalb Mayor Won't Run Again

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.  

Politics
8:20 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Mayor Larry Morrissey
WNIJ Photo

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.

Politics
10:56 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Durbin Not Ready To Endorse Quinn

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

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.

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