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Carol Marin and her guests gauge the climate of the Illinois governor race and the support for Republican primary candidates.

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Ed Michalowski, former Illinois State Treasurer employee, files a federal civil suit alleging sexual harassment against Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Republican candidates Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner react to explosive allegations in the Illinois governor's race. Paris Schutz has the story. Watch a web extra video.

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Tio Hardiman joins us, along with his running mate, to talk about his run for Illinois governor. View a timeline of his career.

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Students from the Mikva Challenge who questioned the Republican candidates for Illinois governor during our Monday forum share their thoughts in a written survey. Read their responses.

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We are holding a special one-hour candidate forum, hosted by Phil Ponce, to give viewers an opportunity to meet the Republican candidates for Illinois governorChicago Tonight is partnering with the Mikva Challenge, a program that encourages Chicago youth to be active in the political process. During the forum, high school students from the Mikva Challenge will question the candidates about jobs, gun violence, education and more. View a slideshow and watch web extra videos.

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Carol Marin takes a look at the state of the race for Illinois governor with Dave McKinney, Springfield Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, Amanda Vinicky, Illinois Public Radio and WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief, and Mark Anderson, NBC-5 Chicago's Ward Room political blogger.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Illinois governor’s race. Watch the web extra video.

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Today is the first day to file petitions to run in Illinois' 2014 elections. Carol Marin and her guests check in on the governor's race and the other primaries.

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Gov. Pat Quinn introduces Paul Vallas to be his "second banana." Paris Schutz has the story. View a graphic of all of the candidates for Illinois governor along with their chosen running mates.

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GOP governor candidates have now all selected running mates. But are they qualified to be governor in an emergency? Paris Schutz has the latest. View a graphic of Illinois gubernatorial candidates and their running mates.

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Bill Daley faces the public after announcing that he is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor. Paris Schutz has the details. View a timeline of Daley's political career.

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Bill Daley shocks the political arena and drops his candidacy from the race for Illinois governor. What does this mean for Gov. Pat Quinn and for the Republican field? We have analysis.

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In a stunning development, Bill Daley has decided he will not run for Illinois governor. Daley, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, says that his political experience might not have prepared him for the enormity of running for governor.

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Republican candidates for governor State Sen. Kirk Dillard and Treasurer Dan Rutherford announce their picks for lieutenant governor. We take a look at their running mates with Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney. Learn more about their picks.

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Welcome to Chicago Tonight’s online coverage of the 2014 race for Illinois governor. We’ve gathered information here about the growing Republican and Democratic fields, and some of the key issues in the race. You can read profiles of the candidates, view timelines of their careers, and catch all of their appearances on Chicago Tonight.

Thursday, March 6: Lt. Governor Forum: Maria Rodriguez, Steve Kim, Jil Tracy, Evelyn Sanguinetti

Thursday, March 13: GOP Governor Forum: Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, Dan Rutherford

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