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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Fate of Term Limits Initiative

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July 21, 2014 - Fate of Term Limits Initiative

Is an initiative backed by Bruce Rauner to institute term limits on lawmakers all but dead? Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Nursing Home Tied to Rauner Draws Heat

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July 14, 2014 - Nursing Home Tied to Rauner Draws Heat

New troubles surface regarding a nursing home owned by Bruce Rauner's company. Why an ugly war over nursing home care is taking center stage in the gubernatorial race today.

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Rauner Makes Pitch to Suburban Women

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May 19, 2014 - Rauner Makes Pitch to Suburban Women

The Republican candidate for governor is seeking to beef up his credentials with an important constituency that helped decide the last gubernatorial election: suburban women. Today, Bruce Rauner appeared at a town hall in the North Shore in front of an all-female crowd. 

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Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

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April 22, 2014 - Rauner Mum on Specifics of His Pension Plan

Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Paris Schutz has the latest on how pension reform has become political. 

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/4

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April 4, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Eddie Arruza’s panel of journalists reveal a few pages out of their reporter notebooks, and share what piqued their interest on their respective beats this week. Topics include Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, insurance companies, and PED use in Major League Baseball. Watch the web extra video.

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Rauner, Quinn Break Bread with Respective Political Parties

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March 19, 2014 - Rauner, Quinn on Day After Election

The March Primary is over and the parties are coalescing around their respective candidates for governor. Paris Schutz has more on what is shaping up as a bruising battle. Read an article and view a map of Republican gubernatorial votes by county.

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Web Extra Blog: GOP Gov. Post-Forum News Conference

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Republican gubernatorial candidates  -- Bruce Rauner, Bill Brady, and Kirk Dillard – gave a brief news conference following the GOP Governor Forum. Read an article.

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Charitable Contributions by GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

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Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidates Bruce Rauner, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady provide information regarding their charitable contributions. Read an article.

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Rauner Unveils Comprehensive Tax Plan

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July 17, 2014 - Rauner Unveils Comprehensive Tax Plan

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner comes out with a comprehensive tax plan. Which taxes would go down, which would go up, and how did Gov. Pat Quinn respond?

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Rauner Outlines Budget Plans

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Bruce Rauner says he has ideas to cut $1 billion from state government, and one of them involves chickens. But the governor calls it a budget "prank."

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Race for Governor Heats Up

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May 7, 2014 - Race for Governor Heats Up

We’re at the six-month mark to the General Election. The gubernatorial race heats up as both Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner come under scrutiny. We take a look at that and more.

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Rauner Wants "Special Deal" for Police, Firefighter Pensions

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he favors a different set of retirement benefits for state police and fire personnel. Read an article.

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High-Profile Democrats Support Rauner for IL Governor

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March 20, 2014 - High-Profile Democrats Support Rauner

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan throws a curveball, asking voters to approve a possible 3 percent surcharge on millionaires to help pay for education. How does that play into a governor’s race that has already become about class warfare? Paris Schutz has the details on that, and how high-profile Democrats and Independents are coming out in support of Bruce Rauner. Read Newt Minow's endorsement of Rauner.

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Web Extra Video: GOP Gov. Post-Forum News Conference

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Watch web extra video clips of the Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates from the post-forum news conference.

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GOP Governor Forum

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March 13, 2014 - GOP Governor Forum

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor join us for a special one-hour candidate forum, moderated by Phil Ponce. Joining us are Bill BradyDan RutherfordKirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner. View timelines of the candidates' political careers and a behind-the-scenes slideshow, and read a recap of our live chat.

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Tax Returns for GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

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Republican Illinois Lieutenant Governor candidate Jil Tracy was the last candidate to release her tax return ahead of Tuesday's March 18 Primary. Read an article about the tax returns filed by Republican gubernatorial candidates and their running mates.

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