Illinois Gubernatorial Election 2014

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

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Health Coverage in Illinois

Time Running Out for State to Apply for Federal Funds

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September 30, 2014-Health Coverage in Illinois

The governor says nearly 700,000 state residents have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But could inaction in Springfield cost the state big in federal health care funds?

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The Anniversary of Video Gambling in Illinois

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September 30, 2014 - The Anniversary of Video Gambling

September marks two years since the controversial video gambling machines started up in Illinois.

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Hines Veterans Affairs Scandal

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September 25, 2014 - Hines Veterans Affairs Scandal

Chicago Tonight takes an exclusive look inside the embattled Hines VA Hospital.

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Gen. Zinni on US Military Intervention

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September 24, 2014 - Gen. Zinni on US Military Intervention

A four-star general with four decades of experience in the military gives his take on America’s latest military intervention in Syria and what he sees as a disconnect between the Washington establishment and military leadership.

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Analyzing Airstrikes Against ISIS

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September 23, 2014 - Analyzing Airstrikes Against ISIS

Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria have begun. Our panel discusses the decision by the United States and several Arab nations to target the Islamic militant group in the already war torn country.

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Scotland’s Future

Scots Head to Polls for Independence Vote

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September 18, 2014 - Scotland’s Future

Today, Scottish voters will choose whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country. 

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Article Reveals the "Real" Bruce Rauner

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September 17, 2014 - Article Reveals the "Real" Bruce Rauner

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has told his life story through commercials, interviews, and articles. Are you curious about the life events Rauner’s campaign hasn’t revealed? One reporter has the answers.

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Chicago’s Animal Care

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September 17, 2014 - Chicago's Animal Care

We look into what the City of Chicago is doing to protect the dogs and cats in its care.

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Discussing the November Election

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September 30, 2014 - Discussing the November Election

We're just five weeks away from the November election and debates are getting more heated, ads are becoming more personal, and candidate campaign offices are popping up on the city's South Side. Chicago Tonight takes a look at the key races.

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Air Traffic Recovering

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September 29, 2014 - Air Traffic Recovering

Flight delays and cancellations are expected to continue at Chicago’s two airports following a fire being set at a radar facility in Aurora on Friday.

 

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Crain’s Corner

Rauner and the Gubernatorial Election

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September 24, 2014 - Crain’s Corner

The Nov. 4 election is rapidly approaching, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner isn’t any closer to revealing his plans for running the state. Rauner recently appeared before Crain’s editorial board, and Greg Hinz joins us to talk about Rauner’s visit and the upcoming election.

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Mayor Emanuel Calls for Sentencing Reform

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September 23, 2014 - Emanuel Calls for Sentencing Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the Illinois Legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses. Brandis Friedman has the details.

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Ald. Bob Fioretti on His Mayoral Run

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September 18, 2014 - Ald. Bob Fioretti on His Mayoral Run

Last week Ald. Bob Fioretti announced he will run for mayor of Chicago in the 2015 election. Chicago Tonight speaks with Fioretti about his political future. 

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Aldermanic Roundtable

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September 17, 2014 - Aldermanic Roundtable

Our panel of aldermen discuss the latest city government news, , including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed curfew change and the upcoming mayoral election.

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Scotland’s First Minister

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September 17, 2014 - Scotland’s First Minister

On the eve of Scotland’s vote for independence, we revisit Chicago Tonight’s conversation with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond.

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Discussing the Role of Townships

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September 17, 2014 - Discussing the Role of Townships

Illinois has the most units of local government in the country, with nearly 7,000 units of local government statewide. Are all of these units of government necessary? Our panel discusses the issue. 

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