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At a rally Thursday, the Democratic candidate for governor introduced his pick for lieutenant governor. “We need real solutions, and that is what J.B. and I will provide,” state Rep. Juliana Stratton said.

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The field of Democratic candidates running for governor is especially crowded, but there is only one Republican aiming to challenge Bruce Rauner. And he'll face the governor’s formidable campaign war chest.

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(Jim Bowen / Flickr)

Although the primary isn’t until March 2018, fundraising puts the governor’s race on pace to be one of the most expensive such races in the country’s history. It may even break that record.

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The head of the nonprofit group Violence Interrupters says his platform includes job creation, reducing gun violence, boosting public school funding and bridging gaps between Democrats and Republicans.

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In the crowded race for governor, businessman Chris Kennedy’s making a name for himself by bucking Democratic Party leaders.

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There are eight Democratic candidates vying to take on incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but one is gaining traction as the anti-Madigan candidate.

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The billionaire businessman and venture capitalist is the early front-runner in the Democratic race for governor. He joins us in discussion.

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In a speech Tuesday on the city’s South Side, gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy called for abolishing the current property tax system, calling it a “racket” and likening it to extortion. 

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A candidate for Illinois governor gets an early boost from one of Democrats’ traditional allies.

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Bob Daiber speaks to Cook County Democratic committeemen on March 27, 2017. (Chicago Tonight)

The Madison County school superintendent joins host Eddie Arruza to discuss his run for Illinois governor.

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A long-shot candidate for governor tells us why he thinks he’s got what it takes to lead the state.

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Daniel Biss speaks to Cook County Democratic committeemen on March 27, 2017. (Chicago Tonight)

The state senator jumped into the crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination for governor a month ago. He joins us in discussion.

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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the latest developments in Springfield.

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J.B. Pritzker

Add another name to the field of Democratic candidates for governor – one that has been long anticipated.

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The Chicago alderman joins host Eddie Arruza to discuss his run for Illinois governor.

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Carol Marin discusses the political happenings of Springfield and Chicago with Tina Sfondeles of the Chicago Sun-Times, Lauren Chooljian of WBEZ and Heather Cherone of DNAinfo.