Amanda Vinicky
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Preview of 2022 in Illinois politics

We are at the beginning of what’s expected to be an interesting year in Illinois politics, with expensive, rough political fights in both the primary and general elections. To discuss upcoming the new timeline for primaries, new legislative maps, the races for Statehouse and Congress and more, The 21st was joined by two political reporters.

Democrat Mark Wicklund and incumbent Republican Congressman Rodney Davis debate one another Thursday at the WILL-TV studios.
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Incumbent Davis, Challenger Wicklund Debate In Urbana

Incumbent Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville and Democratic challenger Mark Wicklund of Decatur shared similar concerns in areas like criminal justice reform and student loan interest rates, but they also found plenty to disgree on in their first debate of the season, including the future of the Affordable Care Act, and the approval ratings of Congress during the Obama administration.

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