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As Congress holds hearings to investigate the presidential election, two politicians are trying to assess the security of local election systems in Illinois.

Michelle O'Neill reports US Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois State Senator Michael Hastings, of Tinley Park, have asked 110 county clerks and election authorities to give them information about their voting systems.

Steve Sandvoss, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Elections, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington DC last month. The board is working with the FBI to protect Illinois election systems and voter registration information, and prevent future cyber-attacks from being successful.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

More than 100 republicans showed up to caucus at a middle school in Davenport last night. For many, it was their first caucus ever, and quite a few said they switched parties since the 2008 election.

Who's to blame for American jobs moving overseas? That was one of the main topics last night in a debate between 17th district Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and republican challenger Bobby Schilling.

The nomination process for candidates for the Black Hawk College board of trustees has begun. Starting today, petitions are available for three seats that'll be on the ballot next April.  The board consists of 7 voting members from the college's nine county district in Western Illinois. And voters will fill positions now held by Donna Frye, who's finishing up a six-year term, and for Kylee Fox and John McCooley, who replaced two members who resigned.  To become a candidate for trustee, you must: