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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Mayoral Candidate Garcia Unveils Plan to Fight Crime

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Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is trying to gain traction in the race to unseat Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago. Today, Garcia unveiled a list of initiatives he believes will reduce the city's violence. But does his plan add up? 

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Memorial Held for Judy Baar Topinka

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December 17, 2014 - Memorial Held for Judy Baar Topinka

Lawmakers, dignitaries and everyday citizens came together to pay tribute to Judy Baar Topinka today. But is there any resolution to who her successor will be?

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Congressman Schock on 2015 Spending Bill

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December 16, 2014 - Congressman Schock on 2015 Spending Bill

Congressman Aaron Schock talks about the issues facing the new Congress and much more.

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Abner Mikva on a Lifetime of Public Service

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December 15, 2014 - Mikva on a Lifetime of Public Service

Abner Mikva talks about a lifetime of public service and what it was like to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama.

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Viewer Feedback: 12/11

Retirement Law & E15 Ordinance

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December 11, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 12/11

We share what you had to say about a new retirement law and the proposal to require Chicago gas stations to sell E15 gasoline in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Officials React to Topinka's Death

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Officials react to Judy Baar Topinka's death.

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University of Chicago Touts Park Restoration in Obama Library Bid

U of C, UIC Deliver Final Pitches Tomorrow

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December 10, 2014- U of C Touts Park Restoration in Bid

The University of Chicago and UIC are going head to head in the race to land the Obama Presidential Library. Final submissions are due to the Obama Foundation Thursday.

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Aldermen Favor Ethanol Gas Proposal

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December 8, 2014 - Aldermen Favor Ethanol Gas Proposal

Chicago may soon require many gas stations to sell gas with a higher blend of ethanol.

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Local Reaction to Obama’s Action on Cuba

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a stunning policy shift on Cuba. We discuss the policy changes and local reaction to the news. 

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Congressman Quigley on Congressional Priorities

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December 17, 2014 - Quigley on Congressional Priorities

Congressman Mike Quigley stops by to talk congressional priorities and the tone that was set by the spending bill passed over the weekend.

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IL Attorney General Weighs in on Comptroller Succession

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December 15, 2014 - IL AG Weighs in on Comptroller Office

There is some clarity today on what will happen to the Illinois comptroller's office in the wake of Judy Baar Topinka's death.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/12

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December 12, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/12

Joel Weisman and his guests continue their conversation online with a discussion of the competition for the Obama Library. Must it be on public park land? Could New York still get the nod?

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Remembering Judy Baar Topinka

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Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died at the age of 70, is remembered for her personality, beliefs, and sense of style. 

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Judy Baar Topinka Dies

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December 10, 2014 - Judy Baar Topinka Dies

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died at age 70 after suffering a stroke.

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Final Pitches for Obama Library Due Thursday

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The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago are going head to head on their plans to lure the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago.

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State Sen. Biss on Secure Choice Savings Program

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December 8, 2014 - State Sen. Biss on Secure Choice Savings

State Sen. Daniel Biss discusses a new workplace retirement program that was just approved in Springfield and will impact 2.5 million Illinois workers.

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