Women are not a homogenous voting bloc in elections though their influence as a group plays a big role.
President Barack Obama carried 55 percent of the demographic on his way to re-election.
Host Don Marsh talks with two political experts about the role women played in the 2012 election cycle, both as voters and as candidates.
Marsh is joined by Dayna Stock, Manager of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science at Webster University.
Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard says he's preparing to make another run for Illinois governor.
The Hinsdale Republican's name has often been mentioned as a top candidate for the 2014 race. He narrowly lost the 2010 gubernatorial primary to Republican Sen. Bill Brady.
Dillard tells WIND-AM in Chicago that he's more committed to the race now and that he has a proven track record and statewide recognition from his work with previous Republican governors. He worked as chief of staff to former Gov. Jim Edgar and as legislative director for former Gov. Jim Thompson.