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Illinois Gubernatorial Debate - 10/11/18

Oct 11, 2018

WGEM-TV in Quincy will host a one-hour debate between candidates for Illinois Governor on October 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.

How The Illinois Governor's Race Gets 'Social'

Oct 5, 2018

If you live in Illinois and visited Facebook or YouTube in the last year, chances are you've run into

The major party candidates for Illinois governor met for the second of three debates Wednesday night, and both men stuck mostly to the same attacks they’ve making for months.

The inspector general for Cook County says Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker engaged in a ``scheme to defraud'' taxpayers to get $330,000 in property tax breaks on a Chicago mansion.

The 2018 Illinois Issues Survey produced by the UIS Center for State Policy & Leadership's Survey Research Office and NPR Illinois shows dissatisfaction with state government, as nearly 3 out of 4 respondents feel the state is on the wrong track.  That sentiment appears to be impacting the race for governor.

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.

Governor Bruce Rauner attempted to reset his election campaign Thursday.

Rauner gathered about 65 supporters in a hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago.

We have a better picture of the money fight that’s happening in the race for Illinois governor.

 

Both of the major party candidates have largely funded their own campaigns. They’re both really rich.

Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax.

Minority Leader Jim Durkin said Tuesday his resolution opposing increased rates on higher levels of income is a protest against what he calls the ``customary practice of the General Assembly: Spend now, pay later.''

Primary Winners Look Ahead to November

Mar 21, 2018

Democrat J.B. Pritzker and Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner will square off this fall in the general election for Illinois governor.

Each pumped millions into their campaigns to win primary races.

After what’s thought to be one of the most expensive primaries in Illinois history, billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker is the Democratic nominee for governor.  Incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner won the Republican primary, narrowly beating his only opponent, state Representative Jeanne Ives.

The March primary is less than three weeks away.

The latest Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Poll shows Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic Candidate J-B Pritzker leading their respective parties.

The only televised debate outside of Chicago between the Democratic candidates for governor has been cancelled.

That's because Democratic candidate JB Pritzker would not commit to attending the debate in Springfield.

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Jim Meadows, WILL

J.B. Pritzker brought his campaign for governor to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Monday.  The billionaire venture capitalist is trying to establish himself as the progressive choice for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.