Jim Walz

WNIJ continues to review important races in the upcoming Illinois Primary Election on March 20.  In this Friday Forum, we take a look at both the 14th Illinois Congressional District, where there is a primary competition, and the 17th District, where there isn’t.

Democrat Jim Walz announced Monday that he will again seek the U.S. House seat now held by 14th District Republican Randy Hultgren. 

Walz first ran against Hultgren in 2016 but only received 40% of the vote. This time, Walz says his priorities include sponsoring renewable energy legislation, fighting against the idea of corporations as people, and several health-related policies -- including negotiating lower prices on imported drugs and lowering the eligibility age for Medicare benefits.