Candidates Announce Debate Schedules

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner agrees to a series of debates with Gov. Pat Quinn. But why is the Quinn camp calling Rauner’s debate schedule "phony" and "concocted?" Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Carol Marin reports on GOP Day at the State Fair in Springfield. 

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Carol Marin joins us live from the State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

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Carol Marin and four political journalists analyze where the candidates stand in the latest polls, and how money is influencing the hotly contested races.

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Is an initiative backed by Bruce Rauner to institute term limits on lawmakers all but dead? Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner comes out with a comprehensive tax plan. Which taxes would go down, which would go up, and how did Gov. Pat Quinn respond?

Hearing Begins Despite 90-Day Delay Request

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A panel of lawmakers goes forward today with a hearing on Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, despite the Feds telling them not to. Paris Schutz has the details.

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The Justice Department asked state lawmakers to hold-off having members of Gov. Quinn's inner circle testify about an anti-violence program tainted by scandal.

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From state spending to patronage hires to gubernatorial race hijinks, there is no shortage of topics in the political sphere this week. We discuss these topics and implications for the city and state with our panel. 

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A new state budget that both Republicans and Democrats say is out of whack goes into effect tomorrow, with a few new wrinkles. Paris Schutz has latest. 

Lawmakers Vote to Subpoena Former State Officials

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Former state officials who helped create and run Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative have been subpoenaed to testify before lawmakers in mid-July.

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Should an independent commission – instead of political power brokers – decide how to redraw state legislative maps every year? That is the question a grassroots organization is attempting to put before voters on the November ballot. But their effort may be in peril due to some major roadblocks.

Will Amendment for Independent Redistricting Be on Ballot?

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Will an amendment asking voters to choose whether they'd like an independent process to redraw legislative maps actually make it to the November ballot? A lot depends on what elections officials decide today. Paris Schutz has more.

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Bruce Rauner says he has ideas to cut $1 billion from state government, and one of them involves chickens. But the governor calls it a budget "prank."

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A credit rating agency warns of trouble ahead for Illinois because of its failure to extend the income tax hike.

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Welcome to Chicago Tonight’s online coverage of Illinois' 2014 Gubernatorial Election. We’ve gathered information here about the final candidates, Democrat Pat Quinn, Republican Bruce Rauner, and Libertarian Chad Grimm.