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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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