As part of our series of conversations with voters in Illinois, Richard Steele took us to Loves Park, Ill., just outside of Rockford. Last Tuesday morning the Potato Shak was packed. But Richard found the locals were ready to chat about the election.
With the midterm election just over a week away, the politicking and punditry are in high gear. In the state of Illinois, a lot of energy is focused on Chicago. But the big races—like those for Governor and U.S. Senate—will be decided at polls well beyond this metropolitan area.
While we’ve been chatting with candidates this week, WBEZ’s Richard Steele has taken to the road to meet the electorate. He’s talking to voters throughout Illinois - to find out what they’re thinking in the run-up to the election. And listen up, politicians!