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13 WREX wants you to get on your political soap box


Do you have strong feelings about this year's upcoming presidential election? Many do – and we're giving you an open mic to say anything you want. 

We're providing you with a political soap box—literally.  Over the next two weeks we will be traveling around northern Illinois with one intention: to hear what you have to say about this year's presidential race.

Everyone has an opinion, and this year, those opinions seem to be stronger than ever. There are also people that have almost given up on the race, saying no matter who is elected, they won't be satisfied. Regardless of where you stand, we want to hear why you feel the way you do.

So what is it that you want voters to hear? If you had one thing to say, what would it be? We're giving you that platform and we won't stop recording until you're finished. It's important to note, however, civility matters. In a year where civility between candidates has been thrown out the window, we expect your comments to be passionate, yet respectful. 

Comments will come from a different community each day. You can then catch those comments each night, as we will be reporting live on 13 News at 5 & 6 from these communities. Here is a list of where we'll be each day:

Monday, Oct. 24 - Rockford
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Belvidere
Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Freeport
Thursday, Oct. 27 - Oregon
Friday, Oct. 28 - Loves Park

Monday, Oct. 31 - Machesney Park
Tuesday, Nov. 1 - Dixon
Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Roscoe
Thursday, Nov. 3 - Byron
Friday, Nov. 4 - Winnebago

Monday, Nov. 7 - Rockford

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