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    Democratic Candidates for 6th District Speak at Forum

    Both taxes and health care were two of the main topics at the first forum of all seven candidates running for the Democratic nomination to unseat Rep. Peter Roskam.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017)

    The election of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate Tuesday night has raised new questions about whether Congress will try, or be able, to pass the GOP tax reform bill before the end of the year. 

    That issue is at the core of the upcoming election in Illinois’ 6th Congressional district, in Chicago’s western suburbs. Both taxes and health care were two of the main topics at the first forum of all seven candidates running for the Democratic nomination.  After Backlash, Roskam Reacts to Moore AllegationsAfter Backlash, Roskam Reacts to Moore Allegations

    Add Illinois elected officials to the growing number of people who say Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should step down. Republican Congressman Peter Roskam initially avoided the question, but after social media backlash, he made it clear he believes Moore should quit. Mary Ann Ahern reports. 

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    More than 800 people attended the event Tuesday night, held at Glenbard North High School with the school’s Civics Club playing a key role and providing several of the questions. 

    The five women and two men vying to unseat incumbent Rep. Peter Roskam in November 2018 are from Naperville, Carol Stream, Barrington and other western suburbs.  Mary Ann Ahern Sits Down With Rep. Peter RoskamMary Ann Ahern Sits Down With Rep. Peter Roskam

    Peter Roskam's House seat will be hotly contested in 2018, and he spoke with NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)

    The race is one of the most contentious and most watched in the country, Democratic political action committees have targeted Roskam.

    While the 6th District traditionally trends Republican, several national Congressional ratings have labeled the contest a “toss-up” in recent months.

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