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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Ald. Bob Fioretti on His Mayoral Run

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September 18, 2014 - Ald. Bob Fioretti on His Mayoral Run

Last week Ald. Bob Fioretti announced he will run for mayor of Chicago in the 2015 election. Chicago Tonight speaks with Fioretti about his political future. 

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Aldermanic Roundtable

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September 17, 2014 - Aldermanic Roundtable

Our panel of aldermen discuss the latest city government news, , including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed curfew change and the upcoming mayoral election.

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Scotland’s First Minister

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September 17, 2014 - Scotland’s First Minister

On the eve of Scotland’s vote for independence, we revisit Chicago Tonight’s conversation with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond.

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Discussing the Role of Townships

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September 17, 2014 - Discussing the Role of Townships

Illinois has the most units of local government in the country, with nearly 7,000 units of local government statewide. Are all of these units of government necessary? Our panel discusses the issue. 

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Gubernatorial Candidates Address Corruption

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September 15, 2014 - Governor Candidates Address Corruption

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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Scotland’s Future

Scots Head to Polls for Independence Vote

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September 18, 2014 - Scotland’s Future

Today, Scottish voters will choose whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country. 

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Article Reveals the "Real" Bruce Rauner

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September 17, 2014 - Article Reveals the "Real" Bruce Rauner

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has told his life story through commercials, interviews, and articles. Are you curious about the life events Rauner’s campaign hasn’t revealed? One reporter has the answers.

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Chicago’s Animal Care

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September 17, 2014 - Chicago's Animal Care

We look into what the City of Chicago is doing to protect the dogs and cats in its care.

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The Politics of Pot

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September 16, 2014 - The Politics of Pot

GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says the process to become a medical marijuana grower or seller is rigged to benefit the politically connected. Is it?

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Political Roundtable Analysis

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September 15, 2014 - Political Roundtable Analysis

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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