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00000178-3092-da2f-a5fe-fbbf0c520000Reactions to the 2016 ElectionNPR and GLT are here for you as we all react to this historic election. Trust Morning Edition, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Here & Now and All Things Considered for in depth reporting and thoughtful analysis of the national races and international reactions. Count on GLT and IPR for comprehensive coverage of events here in central Illinois.

13th District Democrat Introduces Himself To Voters

Mark Wicklund is a disabled steelworker who now is the President of the Board of Directors for the Macon County Opportunities Corporation which has a head start program and a very large senior nutrition program serving 36,000 meals per year at eight rural locations.

He's spent nearly all his life in Decatur. Wicklund is running against Republican Incumbent Rodney Davis of Taylorville in the sprawling 13th district which stretches from Bloomington Normal to the Metro East area. In this interview with GLT's Charlie Schlenker, Wicklund tells us why he wants to run for Congress.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.