Illinois Election 2012

This is the place for stories about races for the U.S. House and the Illinois Senate and House from districts in the WNIJ listening area.

As we have done in the past, WNIJ News staffers interviewed both candidates for Congress in the following districts:

All candidates were asked to answer the following questions:

Economy What do you see as the correct approach to handling the federal budget and deficit?

Jobs What kinds of jobs would you like to see created in your district?
What role should the federal government play in creating those jobs?

Labor-management relations What is your position on right-to-work laws?
What should the relationship be between governments and their employee unions

Domestic energy What course should the United States take on domestic energy?

Social agenda How should the federal government deal with abortion rights?
What role should the federal government have regarding marriage?

Foreign policy What foreign policy issues do you see as paramount for the U.S.?

Qualifications What sets you apart as the best choice for your district?

Other What other issues do you see as important to the district, the state and the nation?

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12:00 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Dems running in IL-14 struggle for recognition

NIU's Matt Streb

Illinois' 14th Congressional District primary looked to be a hot one, but national interest declined after Republican Congressman Joe Walsh dropped his challenge to the incumbent in the district, Randy Hultgren.

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Politics
9:15 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Race for IL-16 "Exciting"

NIU's Matt Streb

The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.  That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department.  The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.  Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

Politics
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Profile of U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, 16th Congressional Candidate

Representative Don Manzullo

Republican Don Manzullo has represented the 16th District since 1993. 

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Freshman U.S. Rep. running in new 16th District

Adam Kinzinger

Republican U.S. Representative, Adam Kinzinger, prepares to face longtime GOP incumbent in Illinois' primary election. 

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