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JB Pritzker

“We face big challenges, and under Bruce Rauner things have only gotten worse,” says JB Pritzker. Learn more about this candidate.

Juliana Stratton

“We need to lift up your voices, we need to bring people together to move our state forward,” says Juliana Stratton. Learn more about this candidate.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

“This election isn't about Republican vs. Democrat. It’s about the people of Illinois vs. our corrupt political insiders,” says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Learn more about this candidate.

Evelyn Sanguinetti

“You can’t overturn decades of mismanagement in just four years. We need another term to finish our fight for reform in Illinois,” says Evelyn Sanguinetti. Learn more about this candidate.

Kash Jackson

“I want to start fixing the problems in this state without putting the burden on the citizens of Illinois,” says Kash Jackson. Learn more about this candidate.

Sanj Mohip

“A lot of candidates say they want to be the mouthpiece for their party or their movement; I would like to be the earpiece,” says Sanj Mohip. Learn more about this candidate.

Kwame Raoul

“I don’t think there’s been a time in America’s history when this position has been more important,” says Kwame Raoul. Learn more about this candidate.

Erika Harold

“You deserve an advocate who will be unafraid to make the tough choices and stand up to the career politicians in our state, and I will be that advocate,” says Erika Harold. Learn more about this candidate.

Bubba Harsy

“By returning to consumer driven markets, we will see healthcare costs go down,” says Bubba Harsy. Learn more about this candidate.

Jason Helland

“My opponent is a poster child for term limits and is seeking a record breaking sixth term, despite the fact that he has wanted to retire for a decade,” says Jason Helland. Learn more about this candidate.

Steve Dutner

“I am offering a platform that considers all of your freedoms, all the time, and my only special interest is you,” says Steve Dutner. Learn more about this candidate.

Susana Mendoza

“If you like what I’ve done in less than two years, imagine what I can do in four,” says Susana Mendoza. Learn more about this candidate.

Darlene Senger

“I’ve spent my political career working to keep taxes low and trying to reform Illinois’ pension crisis,” says Darlene Senger. Learn more about this candidate.

Claire Ball

“As a Libertarian I am the only independent choice – who better to watch the Democrats and Republicans than a Libertarian?” says Claire Ball. Learn more about this candidate.

Mike Leheney

“The treasurer should be an independent financial leader who represents the people of our state, not special interests,” says Mike Leheney. Learn more about this candidate.

Jimmy Lee Tillman, II

“The citizens of the first congressional district demand a representative that will meet with the president and share with him their concerns,” says Jimmy Lee Tillman, II. Learn more about this candidate.

Thomas Rudbeck

“We need solutions, not more politicians who think these are lifetime jobs,” says Thomas Rudbeck. Learn more about this candidate.

Dan Lipinski

“I’m fed up with the status quo and politicians who divide us, promise us simple solutions, and deliver nothing,” says Dan Lipinski. Learn more about this candidate.

Tom Hanson

“I am your voice of reason in this world of chaos,” says Tom Hanson. Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Roskam

“I’ve worked with my party when it’s appropriate and I’ve stood up to my party when necessary to represent the district and our community values,” says Peter Roskam. Learn more about this candidate.

Sean Casten

“I’ll be an independent voice for our district – not a rubber stamp for any party or president,” says Sean Casten. Learn more about this candidate.

Jitendra “JD” Diganvker

“The American dream is available to everyone. But it doesn’t come without hardship and sacrifice,” says Jitendra “JD” Diganvker. Learn more about this candidate.

Jan Schakowsky

“As much as Trump may want to redefine our country, we ARE a country of immigrants, and that’s what makes America great,” says Jan Schakowsky. Learn more about this candidate.

John Elleson

“No party, politician, family, or corporation, should have a lock on America,” says John Elleson. Learn more about this candidate.

Brad Schneider

“You can count on me to continue fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just those at the top,” says Brad Schneider. Learn more about this candidate.

Doug Bennett

“Our representatives seem to spend more time fighting with each other than listening to us,” says Doug Bennett. Learn more about this candidate.

Bill Foster

“You can count on me to continue fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just those at the top,” says Bill Foster. Learn more about this candidate.

Nick Stella

“It’s about time that the people of the 11th district have a congressman who knows the meaning of the word representative,” says Nick Stella. Learn more about this candidate.

Lauren Underwood

“I believe that representatives should be transparent and honest about their votes,” says Lauren Underwood. Learn more about this candidate.

Debra Shore

“I’m running for re‐election because the people of Cook County deserve a strong conservation advocate on the Board, because I’ve been able to be an effective leader, and because water matters,” says Debra Shore. Learn more about this candidate.

Kari K. Steele

“I work diligently every day, to protect workers, promote fiscal responsibility and transparency, and ensure we maintain a clean water environment,” says Kari K. Steele. Learn more about this candidate.

R. Cary Capparelli

“If you, like I, are tired of machine politics that misspend your tax dollars then stop voting for Democrats,” says R. Cary Capparelli. Learn more about this candidate.

Shundar Lin

“I am running to give my family and all people in Cook County clean water,” says Shundar Lin. Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Roothaan

“Overflows can be a threat to public health, but they also indicate an agency that has not fully addressed the changes expected in the frequency and severity of our storms,” says Karen Roothaan. Learn more about this candidate.

Tammie Felicia Vinson

“Acknowledging climate change and implementing strategies to address this reality are essential to the operation of the district,” Tammie Felicia Vinson says. Learn more about this candidate.

Rachel Wales

“With climate change creating increased rainfall, the MWRD must approve more innovative green projects to lessen stress placed upon city sewer systems,” Rachel Wales says. Learn more about this candidate.

Cam Davis

“I want to make our region the green infrastructure capital of the world,” says Cam Davis. Learn more about this candidate.

Geoffrey Cubbage

“We know our water isn’t as clean as it should be – only two of our seven wastewater treatment plants even use an industry-standard third-stage disinfectant treatment,” says Geoffrey Cubbage. Learn more about this candidate.

Toni Preckwinkle

“While we’ve made tremendous progress, there’s more work to do to improve the health and safety of our residents in every neighborhood,” Toni Preckwinkle says. Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Yarbrough

“Having already saved taxpayers millions of dollars as Recorder, I plan to use that same fiscal discipline to build the best County Clerk’s Office in the country,” says Karen Yarbrough. Learn more about this candidate.

Tom Dart

“The Sheriff’s Office has won praise for progressive reforms to improve and maintain the safety and security of all those housed and employed at the Cook County Jail,” says Tom Dart. Learn more about this candidate.

Maria Pappas

“Just as the banking industry is undergoing a transformation, so too am I continuing to automate the Treasurer’s Office,” says Maria Pappas. Learn more about this candidate.

Fritz Kaegi

“I will never take campaign contributions from the property tax appeals lawyers who do business with Cook County,” says Fritz Kaegi. Learn more about this candidate.

Brandon Johnson

“People in Cook County deserve leadership that won’t be afraid to ask that the wealthy pay their fair share,” says Brandon Johnson. Learn more about this candidate.

Dennis Deer

“We need leaders who both understand the community and have experience fixing the kinds of problems we face,” says Dennis Deer. Learn more about this candidate.

Bill Lowry

“We need effective leadership rooted in communication, collaboration and action,” says Bill Lowry. Learn more about this candidate.

“I intend to truly act as the people’s representative,” says George Blakemore. Learn more about this candidate.

Stanley Moore

“Once we put people back to work we will put a stop to the senseless violence that has plagued our community,” Stanley Moore says. Learn more about this candidate.

Donna Miller

“I want to make sure families and businesses continue to call Cook County their home,” says Donna Miller. Learn more about this candidate.

Alma Anaya

“This election presents the voters of Cook County with an opportunity to elect a fearless, young leader to the Board of Commissioners,” says Alma Anaya. Learn more about this candidate.

Frank McPartlin

“I’m determined to break the cycle of business as usual and the status quo,” says Frank McPartlin. Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Silvestri

“I’ve been a strong voice against raising taxes on the County Board,” Peter Silvestri says. Learn more about this candidate.

Bridget Gainer

“During my time as a commissioner, I have championed policies that benefit working families across Cook County,” Bridget Gainer says. Learn more about this candidate.

John Daley

“As a County Commissioner I have always made decisions based on the needs of my constituents,” says John Daley. Learn more about this candidate.

Steven S. Graves

“The Democratic Party should stop punishing success and rewarding voters with tax payer money,” Steven Graves says. Learn more about this candidate.

Larry Suffredin

“As a member of the County Board, I have been a strong independent advocate for the residents of Cook County,” says Larry Suffredin. Learn more about this candidate.

Chris Hanusiak

“I have made the commitment to serve on the County Board and to fearlessly and constantly promote efficiency in government, seeking solutions to our tax problems by budget changes, not tax increases,” Chris Hanusiak says. Learn more about this candidate.

Scott Britton

“I became involved in public service in order to foster progressive values in my community,” Scott Britton says. Learn more about this candidate.

Kevin B. Morrison

“You will be my advisers and conscience as I take votes on issues that directly impact you,” says Kevin B. Morrison. Learn more about this candidate.

Tim Schneider

“I fight hard for small business owners, because if they are forced to leave, the residents have to pick up their share,” Tim Schneider says. Learn more about this candidate.

Abdelnasser Rashid

“I see this as an opportunity for me to translate my experience – and my passion for fairness and justice – into the work of this important office,” says Abdelnasser Rashid. Learn more about this candidate.

Sean Morrison

“I bring a small business owner’s pragmatic perspective to the Cook County Board where I have consistently advocated for fiscal responsibility, innovative reform measures and pro‐growth economic policies,” Sean M. Morrison says. Learn more about this candidate.

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois comptroller in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois secretary of state in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County commissioner in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner (two-year and six-year terms) in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois attorney general in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois governor and lieutenant governor in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

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WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 election. Learn more.

Jason Van Dyke (Courtesy Rock Island County Jail)

The suspended Chicago police officer, who was convicted last week in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, is being sent to Rock Island County Jail nearly three hours away.

Defense attorney Dan Herbert, center, reacts to Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan’s remarks during the murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, right, on Oct. 3, 2018. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

The former Chicago cop and Cook County prosecutor who represented Jason Van Dyke talks about the trial, the verdict and prospects for an appeal.

President Donald Trump says “there’s no reason” for recent shootings in Chicago. We speak with two aldermen about the gun violence in their communities and what can be done to stop it.

Martin Rees appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

A renowned astrophysicist explores the challenges facing Earth – and the prospect of life beyond it – in his new book “On the Future.”

Jim Nutt. “Wowidow,” 1968. The Art Institute of Chicago, The Lacy Armour and Samuel and Blanche Koffler Acquisition funds; the Estate of Walter Aitken. © Jim Nutt.

A new show at the Art Institute explores the work of a group of Chicago artists who made a strong impression on the art world in the 1960s.

Watch the Oct. 9, 2018 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

JB Pritzker, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner appear in a debate before the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

The latest joint appearance by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker came Tuesday before the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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