Races for the Illinois General Assembly and the battle for state comptroller are seen as part of the larger power struggle between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The first-term governor is reported to have put up at least $32 million of his own money to back Republican state candidates.
Is it money well spent?
Joining host Phil Ponce with her take from Springfield is Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky.
Nov. 7: How voters in Cook County and Illinois get to decide on more than just candidates in Tuesday's election. The skinny on two binding ballot referenda that voters must decide on.
Nov. 7: Early voting in Chicago and suburban Cook County entered its final day on Monday with more than 285,000 votes already cast in the city and nearly 400,000 additional ballots cast or mailed in from 30 surrounding townships.
This WTTW guide is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more.