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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Sen. Dick Durbin on Election, Congress, More

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September 2, 2014 - Sen. Dick Durbin on Election, Congress

As the latest polls show the race between Sen.  Dick Durbin and his challenger Jim Oberweis tightening, the long-serving Illinois senator joins us to discuss the Senate race, congressional dysfunction, and other hot-button issues.

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Police Cmdr. Evans Charged With Misconduct

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August, 28, 2014-Police Cmdr. Evans Charged With Misconduct

On the day Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans is charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting the barrel of a gun in a suspect’s mouth, we talk to WBEZ editor Derek John about how they broke the story of the alleged misconduct.

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Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

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August 26, 2014 - Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

Today is the first day to start circulating nominating petitions in the race for mayor and City Council.

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Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

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August 25, 2014 - Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation

This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

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Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Candidates Announce Debate Schedules

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August 20, 2014 - Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

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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Controversial Comments Resurface in Pending Mayoral Race

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A Facebook group entitled “Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago” posted an offensive comment Sunday  that brought back reminders from Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for congressman.

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John Dean on ‘The Nixon Defense’

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Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon resigned his presidency following the Watergate scandal. We talk to Nixon's legal counsel John Dean, described by the FBI as "the master manipulator of the cover-up."

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Rooftop Owners Sue City to Block Wrigley Renovations

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Owners of eight rooftop clubs across the street from Wrigley Field filed a lawsuit today to block the Chicago Cubs renovation and expansion plans of Wrigley Field.

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Gubernatorial Campaigns Amp Up

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September 2, 2014 - Gubernatorial Campaigns Amp Up

As Labor Day passes, the campaigns for governor are accelerating into full gear. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Investing in Chicago’s Youth

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August 27, 2014 - Investing in Chicago’s Youth

How can Chicago translate the pride felt today for our little league champs into a long-term plan for the city's youth? We discuss with our panel.

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Cops and Cameras

Should Cops Wear Body Cameras?

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August 26, 2014 - Cops and Cameras

Should police in Chicago wear body cameras? We discuss the implications with our panel. 

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Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

CPS Grads to Get Leg Up in Fire Department Exam

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August 25, 2014 - Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy

The city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in almost a decade, but the plan to diversify the department is not sitting well with everyone. We take a look at the policy that gives preference to hiring CPS graduates from both sides of the spectrum.

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John Dean on the Watergate Cover-up

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August 20, 2014 - John Dean on the Watergate Cover-up

Former White House counsel John Dean talks about the Watergate cover-up, that missing 18 and a half minutes of tape, and what the president knew and when he knew it.

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Ash-har Quraishi on the Situation in Ferguson

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August 19, 2014-Ash-har Quraishi on Situation in Ferguson

We talk with an Al Jazeera correspondent about being on the ground in Ferguson and the impact police presence is having on protesters and the press. 

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New Study Addresses Perceptions of Police

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August 18, 2014 - New Study Addresses Perceptions of Police

The Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago released a report Friday, Aug. 15 detailing the lack of trust in the police and legal system.

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Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair

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August 14, 2014 - Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair

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

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