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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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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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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Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Candidates Announce Debate Schedules

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August 20, 2014 - Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner agrees to a series of debates with Gov. Pat Quinn. But why is the Quinn camp calling Rauner’s debate schedule "phony" and "concocted?" Paris Schutz has the latest.

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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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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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Gubernatorial Campaigns Amp Up

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September 2, 2014 - Gubernatorial Campaigns Amp Up

As Labor Day passes, the campaigns for governor are accelerating into full gear. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Off To The Races

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August 11, 2014 - Off To The Races

Carol Marin and four political journalists analyze where the candidates stand in the latest polls, and how money is influencing the hotly contested races.

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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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