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 Candidates Address Corruption

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Another day, another set of accusations of corruption from Illinois’ candidates for governor.

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Aldermen Propose Ferguson Police City Council

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September 10, 2014 - Aldermen Propose Inspector General

Is Chicago finally ready for reform? An ordinance to put aldermen under the watch of Inspector General Joe Ferguson gets introduced today.

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Quinn, Rauner Face Off During Joint Appearance

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September 9, 2014 - Quinn, Rauner Face Off During Joint Appe

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner face off during a joint appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

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US Attorney General, FBI: No Open CPD Investigation

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U.S. Attorney General Zachary T. Fardon and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Robert J. Holley said in a joint statement there is not an open investigation of the Chicago Police Department.

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Former Ambassador Talks NATO Summit

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September 4, 2014 - Former Ambassador Talks NATO Summit

A former U.S. NATO ambassador discusses the current meeting of the world powers.

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Examining Police-Involved Shootings

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September 3, 2014 - Examining Police-Involved Shootings

Did a Chicago police officer unjustifiably kill an unarmed man? Surveillance video and phone transcripts raise new questions as police-involved shootings come under fire.

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Ban the Box

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September 3, 2014 - Ban the Box

A movement to get more people with criminal convictions back to work comes to Illinois.

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Jim Oberweis Declines Chicago Tonight Appearance

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Chicago Tonight invited Jim Oberweis, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, to appear on tonight’s show, but he declined our invitation.

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Political Roundtable Analysis

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Carol Marin and her panel look behind the latest poll numbers for the upcoming elections.

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Pension Reform and the Gubernatorial Race

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September 10, 2014-Pension Reform and the Gubernatorial Race

Pension reform is one of the biggest issues facing the state. Our panel discusses what pension reform looks like under Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP challenger Bruce Rauner, and what voters need to know.

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Rauner Unveils Education Plan

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September 8, 2014 - Rauner Unveils Education Plan

GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner unveils a plan to increase education funding for early childhood, K-12, and college. But critics say he has no way to pay for it.

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City Announces New Police Contract

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September 4, 2014 - City Announces New Police Contract

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he has reached a tentative agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police for a new contract for rank-and-file police officers.

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Revisiting Chicago’s Only Female Mayor

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September 4, 2014 - Revisiting Chicago's Only Female Mayor

It was 35 years ago that Jane Byrne pulled off the most stunning political upset in Chicago history.

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BGA Exclusive on Chicago Tonight

Rahm and Reform

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September 3, 2014 - BGA Exclusive on Chicago Tonight

The BGA assesses how many promises Mayor Rahm Emanuel kept during his first term.

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Limiting the Speed on Illinois Tollways

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September 3, 2014 - Limiting the Speed on Illinois Tollways

We discuss the highs and lows of the speed limit debate with our panel.

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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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