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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Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

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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Update on State's Medical Cannabis Program

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Everything you need to know about Illinois’ Medical Cannabis program. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, state officials will hold a question and answer session for potential patients, growers, and sellers of medical marijuana. We’ll have latest.

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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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City Council’s Watchdog Speaks Out

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August 12, 2014 - City Council's Watchdog Speaks Out

Are aldermen trying to operate without any oversight? We'll talk to the outspoken legislative inspector general about why he feels he needs more money to do his job.

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Off To The Races

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August 11, 2014 - Off To The Races

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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Karen Lewis On Her Political Future

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August 7, 2014-Karen Lewis On Her Political Future

Karen Lewis stops by to discuss her political future and more. 

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John Dean on the Watergate Cover-up

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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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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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Springfield News with Carol Marin

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August 13, 2014 - Springfield News with Carol Marin

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

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The Art of Spin

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August 12, 2014 - The Art of Spin

What's behind some candidates seeming personality transplants? We talk to three of Chicago's top media trainers who give us the insight behind good, bad, and ugly messaging.

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Assessing US Involvement in Iraq

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August 11, 2014 - Assessing US Involvement in Iraq

We sit down with experts to check in on the crisis in Iraq.

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Aldermanic Oversight

Bill Would Give Oversight of City Council to Inspector General Joe Ferguson

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August 6, 2014 - Aldermanic Oversight

The City Council’s watchdog says he will run out of money to investigate aldermen within the next two weeks. Paris Schutz has the latest in the ongoing heated debate over who polices aldermen.

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