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March 13, 2018

House District Elections Across Illinois: 16th, 13th, 12th And 3rd

Apart from the gubernatorial campaigns, the big question nationally is whether Republicans can hold on to Congress. Here in Illinois, several districts are up for grabs. We checked in with reporters from all over the state to give us the rundown of what's going on in their local communities.

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March 13, 2018

Loyola Chicago Playing In March Madness; Governor Candidates On Taxes; House Race Round-Up

On the 21st: March Madness is here, and this year's Illinois representation is Loyola Chicago's men's basketball team; we spoke with Nick Schultz, The Loyola Phoenix assistant sports editor, about what this means for the Ramblers. Then, we aired interviews from our gubernatorial candidates on their tax plans upon election. We also spoke to reporters about the congressional district elections taking place all across Illinois, specifically the 16th, 13th, 12th and 3rd districts. 

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March 13, 2018

What Seven Of The Gubernatorial Candidates Would Do About Taxes

We’re a week out from the March 20 primary, and so we wanted to break down one of the most important issues for many of you voting for governor: taxes. Some of the candidates want to create new ones, some of the candidates want to reduce them, and some want to keep them pretty much the same. So before you head into the voting booth, let’s take a listen back to what all 7 of the Democrats and Republicans running for governor had to say. Governor Rauner did not take us up on our invitation to come on the show. But we did link his State of the State address here, which features some of his ideas on tax policy. 

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March 12, 2018

Tariffs, The Steel Industry And Farmers; ‘The Brain Scoop’; Angel Sides; State Politics Update

On The 21st: How are tariffs on steel affecting both the steel industry and farmers in Illinois? Plus, we speak to scientist and creator of The Brain Scoop Emily Graslie about a new butterfly species that has been named after her. Also, we hear from 13th Congressional District candidate Angel Sides. But first, we get our Illinois politics update from Natasha Korecki and Mark Maxwell. 

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March 12, 2018

Meet The Democrats Hoping To Unseat Rep. Rodney Davis In The 13th District

Illinois' 13th Congressional district—which includes all or part of 14 counties stretching from central to southwestern Illinois, including Champaign, Springfield, and Bloomington—is currently represented by Republican Rep. Rodney Davis. He's not facing a primary challenger, but there are five Democrats hoping to unseat him in November. But first, they need to get the most votes in the March 20 primary. 

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