David Schaper http://wrti.org en Kinzinger, Jackson Jr. Among Ill. Primary Winners http://wrti.org/post/kinzinger-jackson-jr-among-ill-primary-winners Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican primary convincingly yesterday, as we've been reporting elsewhere in the program. Illinois voters were not just voting for presidential candidates, though, there were congressional primaries as well. Redistricting made things very interesting. Two Republican incumbents had to run against one another, and a high-profile Democratic incumbent got a challenge from a former colleague. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 David Schaper 3466 at http://wrti.org Incumbents Face Off In Illinois After Redistricting http://wrti.org/post/incumbents-face-illinois-after-redistricting Redistricting is forcing a handful of congressional incumbents of the same party to run against each other in primaries. On March 6, Rep. Marcy Kaptur defeated fellow liberal Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Ohio.<p>And next Tuesday, two conservative Republicans square off in Illinois.<p>The scene is the newly drawn 16th Congressional District, which covers mostly rural territory in the northern part of the state, curving around the suburbs and exurbs of Chicago, from the Wisconsin border north of Rockford to the Indiana border east of Kankakee.<p>The race pits 10-term veteran Rep. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:55:00 +0000 David Schaper 1536 at http://wrti.org Incumbents Face Off In Illinois After Redistricting As Elkhart's Electric Dreams Fizzle, RVs Come Back http://wrti.org/post/elkharts-electric-dreams-fizzle-rvs-come-back Elkhart, Ind., is known as the RV capital of the world. The city suffered badly when the recession hit and demand for recreational vehicles all but screeched to a halt. That's when local and state leaders started looking for ways to bolster the area's manufacturing industry.<p>The unemployment rate in the city along the Michigan border eventually soared to 20 percent — the highest in the nation at the time.<p>Electric cars were supposed to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124559227">help revive</a> Elkhart's economy. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 David Schaper 1141 at http://wrti.org As Elkhart's Electric Dreams Fizzle, RVs Come Back