Illinois Gubernatorial Primary 2014

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Welcome to Chicago Tonight’s online coverage of the 2014 race for Illinois governor. We’ve gathered information here about the growing Republican and Democratic fields, and some of the key issues in the race. You can read profiles of the candidates, view timelines of their careers, and catch all of their appearances on Chicago Tonight.

Thursday, March 6: Lt. Governor Forum: Maria Rodriguez, Steve Kim, Jil Tracy, Evelyn Sanguinetti

Thursday, March 13: GOP Governor Forum: Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, Dan Rutherford

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Democrats

Bill Daley

Dropped out - 9/16/13

 

 

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High-Profile Democrats Support Rauner for IL Governor

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March 20, 2014 - High-Profile Democrats Support Rauner

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan throws a curveball, asking voters to approve a possible 3 percent surcharge on millionaires to help pay for education. How does that play into a governor’s race that has already become about class warfare? Paris Schutz has the details on that, and how high-profile Democrats and Independents are coming out in support of Bruce Rauner. Read Newt Minow's endorsement of Rauner.

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Primary Election Winners

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Bruce Rauner has won the Republican gubernatorial primary and will face incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November election. Check out the winners for key races in the March Primary Election.

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Web Extra Video: GOP Gov. Post-Forum News Conference

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Watch web extra video clips of the Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates from the post-forum news conference.

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GOP Governor Forum

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March 13, 2014 - GOP Governor Forum

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor join us for a special one-hour candidate forum, moderated by Phil Ponce. Joining us are Bill BradyDan RutherfordKirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner. View timelines of the candidates' political careers and a behind-the-scenes slideshow, and read a recap of our live chat.

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Charitable Contributions by GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

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Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidates Bruce Rauner, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady provide information regarding their charitable contributions. Read an article.

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Web Extra: Lt. Gov. Post-Forum News Conference

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Steve Kim

Republican candidates for Illinois Lieutenant Governor -- Maria Rodriguez, Steve Kim, and Jil Tracy -- gave a brief news conference following the forum. Read an article.

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Analysis of IL Governor Race and State Budget

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February 19, 2014 - Analysis of IL Governor Race

Legislators gather in Springfield today to hash out plans for moving the state forward. Budget proposals, tax hike remedies and the ever-present pension reform issue hang in the balance as the Republican primary draws near. Is progress being made on these issues in the state capital? Do Illinois governor hopefuls have new ideas for state reform, and will we hear about them before the March 18 primary? We have analysis.

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GOP Gubernatorial Race

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February 12, 2014 - GOP Gubernatorial Race

Carol Marin and her guests gauge the climate of the Illinois governor race and the support for Republican primary candidates.

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Rauner, Quinn Break Bread with Respective Political Parties

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March 19, 2014 - Rauner, Quinn on Day After Election

The March Primary is over and the parties are coalescing around their respective candidates for governor. Paris Schutz has more on what is shaping up as a bruising battle. Read an article and view a map of Republican gubernatorial votes by county.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/18

GOP Governor Forum

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March 18, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 3/18

We share what you had to say about our GOP Governor Forum when we read some of our viewer feedback.

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Web Extra Blog: GOP Gov. Post-Forum News Conference

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Republican gubernatorial candidates  -- Bruce Rauner, Bill Brady, and Kirk Dillard – gave a brief news conference following the GOP Governor Forum. Read an article.

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Public Union Urges Crossover Vote for Dillard

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March 11, 2014 - Public Union Urges Crossover Vote

Paris Schutz reports on why some powerful unions are urging Democratic members to cross over and vote Republican in next week’s gubernatorial election. Read an article.

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Tax Returns for GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

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Republican Illinois Lieutenant Governor candidate Jil Tracy was the last candidate to release her tax return ahead of Tuesday's March 18 Primary. Read an article about the tax returns filed by Republican gubernatorial candidates and their running mates.

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Illinois Lt. Governor Forum

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March 6, 2014 - Illinois Lt. Governor Forum

For the first time in Illinois, the Lieutenant Governor candidates are running with a candidate for governor. We meet the four Republican candidates and hear their vision for their jobs, and for Illinois. Read an article and a recap of our live online chat.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 2/14

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February 14, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss whether State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is being treated fairly by the media in the wake of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him. Watch the web extra video.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Dan Rutherford

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February 10, 2014 - Lawsuit Filed Against Dan Rutherford

Ed Michalowski, former Illinois State Treasurer employee, files a federal civil suit alleging sexual harassment against Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford. Paris Schutz has the story.

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