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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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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Quinn Slams Emanuel's Pension Bill

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April 7, 2014 - Quinn Slams Emanuel's Pension Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown a big wrench into efforts to save part of the city's pension mess. Today, the governor said no to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to raise property taxes as part of a pension fix. But could a late-breaking development salvage a deal in Springfield to avert a fiscal crisis? Paris Schutz has the details. Read an article and Emanuel's new pension amendment.

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Gov. Quinn on 2015 Budget

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March 27, 2014 - Gov. Quinn on 2015 Budget

One day after telling Springfield legislators they face a stark choice between making the “temporary” income tax hikes permanent or slashing spending on education and social services, Gov. Pat Quinn joins us to discuss the tough choices facing the state, and how he plans to defeat Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in the November election. Watch Quinn's budget address, view graphics of his budget breakdown, and read an article about how the state budget would be impacted if the income tax increase were allowed to expire as scheduled in 2015.

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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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Gov. Quinn Delivers State of the State Address

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January 29, 2014 - Gov. Quinn Delivers State of the State

Gov. Pat Quinn kicks off another legislative session with his annual state of the state address. We have analysis and reaction. Watch the address, read the transcript, and listen to the full speech.

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New Rules for Petcoke

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January 13, 2014 - New Rules for Petcoke

Gov. Pat Quinn asks for emergency action to protect Illinois residents from petcoke. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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45th Anniversary of Apollo 8

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Gov. Pat Quinn joins famed Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell to celebrate a very special anniversary. Paris Schutz has the story. Watch a web extra conversation with Lovell from our archives.

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Aftermath of Deadly Storm

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November 18, 2013 - Aftermath of Deadly Storm

How much damage was done in Sunday's storm and will there be federal emergency relief? Paris Schutz has the latest. Upload your severe weather photos.

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Quinn Signs Bill Relaxing Voting Restrictions

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July 1, 2014 - Quinn Signs Bill Relaxing Voting Restrictions

The governor signs a bill relaxing voter restrictions, but Republicans say it's a backhanded ploy to elect more Democrats. Paris Schutz has the very latest.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/31

Quinn's 2015 Budget & College Football Union

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March 31, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 3/31

We share what you had to say about the NLRB ruling on unionized football at Northwestern University and our conversation with Gov. Pat Quinn about his 2015 budget when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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Gov. Quinn Delivers 2015 Budget Address

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March 26, 2014 - Gov. Quinn Delivers 2015 Budget Address

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual state budget address. Paris Schutz has the details from Springfield. Read an article and watch Quinn's full address.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/31

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January 31, 2014 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Raising the minimum wage was a hot topic this week, garnering attention from both Gov. Pat Quinn and President Barack Obama. Our Week in Review guests discuss the pros and cons of a potential wage hike. Watch the web extra video.

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State of the State Analysis

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January 29, 2014 - State of the State Analysis

We discuss the governor's state of the state address and pivotal election issues with our Chicago media panel.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

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Gov. Pat Quinn

Has Gov. Pat Quinn, once thought of as an ineffective governor, had a political resurrection? We go one-on-one with Quinn. Watch the full interview.

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Tio Hardiman

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So far, Tio Hardiman is the lone Democratic challenger to incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Park District Pension Reform

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November 13, 2013 - Park District Pension Reform

A pension reform bill for Chicago Park District employees awaits Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature. We hear how compromise was reached on the hot button issue. SEIU Local 73 President Christine Boardman joins us.

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