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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Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education, Finances

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November 20, 2014 - Rauner Faces Uphill Battle on Education

A new report says the state is falling behind in funding its public schools. But with finances a mess, where will incoming governor Bruce Rauner find the money?

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A Democrat’s Advice for Bruce Rauner

Newton Minow on his 10 Tips for the Governor-Elect

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November 10, 2014 - A Democrat’s Advice for Bruce Rauner

As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, Newton Minow joins us to talk about his 10 tips for our new governor-elect to help make him an effective governor.

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Rauner Introduces Transition Team

Bill Daley & Rev. Meeks Among High-Profile Members

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November 6, 2014 - Rauner Introduces Transition Team

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner introduces high-profile Democrats and Republicans as part of his transition team.

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Quinn Concedes, Rauner Elected Governor

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November 5, 2014 - Quinn Concedes, Rauner Elected Governor

The most expensive gubernatorial race in Illinois history is now officially in the books. Gov. Pat Quinn conceded the race that was called late last night for Republican Bruce Rauner. Both the governor and governor-elect have announced transition plans, as multiple probes are opening into the controversy that caused several election judges in Chicago to not show up to their polling places.

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The Politics of Ebola

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October 28, 2014 - The Politics of Ebola

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling for a travel ban on visitors from West African countries most affected by Ebola, while Gov. Pat Quinn has instituted mandatory quarantine for anyone thought to be at high risk of catching Ebola. But is the science being lost in this debate? Paris Schutz has the story. 

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Crain’s Corner

Rauner and the Gubernatorial Election

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September 24, 2014 - Crain’s Corner

The Nov. 4 election is rapidly approaching, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner isn’t any closer to revealing his plans for running the state. Rauner recently appeared before Crain’s editorial board, and Greg Hinz joins us to talk about Rauner’s visit and the upcoming election.

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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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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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Springfield Fall Veto Session Kicks Off

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November 18, 2014 - Springfield Fall Veto Session Kicks Off

Lawmakers head back to Springfield for their fall veto session. But will anything happen on the hot button issues of minimum wage, education funding, and Uber ridesharing before Governor-elect Bruce Rauner takes over?

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Viewer Feedback: 11/10

Alison Ruttan & Rauner's Relationship with IL Leaders

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November 10, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 11/10

We share what you had to say about Artist Alison Ruttan and governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s relationship with the Illinois Senate and House leadership in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Looking Ahead With Legislators

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November 6, 2014 - Looking Ahead With Legislators

Illinois legislators talk about the upcoming Fall Veto Session and look ahead to working with Bruce Rauner's administration.

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Political Pundits on Gubernatorial Race

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October 30, 2014-Political Pundits on Gubernatorial Race

The latest poll shows the gubernatorial race in a dead heat between the two front-runners. We analyze the numbers and the final five-day push before Election Day on Tuesday.

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Quinn, Rauner Face Off in Second Debate

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October 14, 2014 - Quinn, Rauner Face Off in Second Debate

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will debate for the second time ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Paris Schutz will have the latest from tonight's debate between the gubernatorial hopefuls, locked in a tight race.

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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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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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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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