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 final candidates, Democrat Pat Quinn, Republican Bruce Rauner, and Libertarian Chad Grimm.

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Gov. Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed "right-to-work zones" that would weaken union control in certain areas. The move is sure to touch off a fight with labor unions, and may need legislative action to become a reality. We'll talk about the governor's ideas about unions, his management style, as well as the new COO and CFO he's appointed.

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President Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

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January 08, 2015 - Obama Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets the endorsement of his former boss, President Barack Obama. How will that affect the landscape of the mayoral race?

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Ordinance Introduced for Obama Library on Public Parkland

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January 21, 2015 - Ordinance Introduced for Obama Library

City Council takes the first step paving the way for an Obama Presidential Library on public parkland. But does it assuage the concerns of park preservationists?

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Scrutinizing the State of the Union

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January 21, 2015 - Scrutinizing the State of the Union

Jason DeSanto, senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, picks apart President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address. What were the areas of focus? What are the implications for the year ahead?

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

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January 20, 2015 - Cook County Board President Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle is heading into her second term as president of the Cook County Board. She hopes to reform juvenile criminal justice and reduce the daily jail population, and has goals for the regional economy and public health. She joins us.

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Spring Legislative Session

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January 19, 2015 - Spring Legislative Session

The spring legislative session is in full swing now that the 99th General Assembly has been sworn in along with Gov. Bruce Rauner. We hear from both sides of the aisle about what the legislative priorities are in both chambers.

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Chicago Tonight to Host Live Mayoral Candidate Forum

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Chicago Tonight will host a live candidate forum on Wednesday, Feb. 4 with contenders for the office of Mayor of Chicago, including the incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, and businessman Willie Wilson. The forum will also be live streamed at wttw.com.

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Inspector General Joe Ferguson

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January 15, 2015 - Inspector General Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us with the latest on government oversight in Chicago.

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Mayoral Candidates Face Off in First Forum

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January 27, 2015 - Mayoral Candidates Face Off

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his four challengers face off in their first forum in front of Chicago Tribune's editorial board.

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Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

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January 22, 2015 - Rauner Addresses State Budget Challenges

New Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses the massive budget challenges ahead. Just how does the state plan to pay its bills? We will have the details.

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Update on Medical Marijuana Program

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January 21, 2015 - Update on Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois Rep. Lou Lang talks about the status of the state’s medical marijuana program, casino gambling, and his recent meeting with new Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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CPD to Get Body Cameras This Week

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January 20, 2015 - CPD to Get Body Cameras This Week

Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on public safety. Should Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stay for another term? Find out what they have to say.

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Race for Representing the 11th Ward

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January 20, 2015 - Race for Representing the 11th Ward

As aldermanic races heat up across the city, the 11th Ward stands out as another Daley makes a go at public office in City Council. We sit down with candidates John Kozlar, Maureen Sullivan and Patrick Daley Thompson to discuss ward issues and City Council politics.

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Mayoral Candidate William "Dock" Walls

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January 19, 2015 - Mayoral Candidate William "Dock" Walls

The mayoral race is in full swing. We sit down with candidate William "Dock" Walls, a former aide to the late mayor Harold Washington, regarding his campaign and how his strategy differs from previous runs for office.

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Rauner Takes Aim At Political Hires

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January 15, 2015 - Rauner Takes Aim At Political Hires

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed another executive order Thursday morning, this one requiring that the state of Illinois publish the names of political hires. Rauner accused the Quinn administration of carrying on in the tradition of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Day 2 of Hearings on Obama Library Location

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January 14, 2015 - Day 2 of Hearings on Obama Library

Chicago residents got another chance today to sound off on whether or not they support an Obama Presidential Library on protected parkland. Vote in our poll.

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