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Jim Oberweis is throwing his hat in the ring to become Illinois' next U.S. Senator in 2014.

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Doug Truax is throwing his hat in the ring to become Illinois' next U.S. Senator in 2014.

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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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Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally introduces the city's 2014 budget to City Council, which includes new parking fees, cable taxes and speed camera revenue. How did they take it? Paris Schutz has the details. Read Emanuel's 2014 Budget Recommendation briefing and full budget address.

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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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Kirk Dillard officially announced his second run for Illinois governor on July 15, 2013.

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On June 2, 2013, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford officially threw his name in the mix for the Republican gubernatorial primary. 

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Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley reports raising $800,000 in just over two weeks. Paris Schutz has the latest on where the race stands.

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After months of speculation, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford officially threw his name in the ring as the GOP gubernatorial candidate. View a timeline of Rutherford's political career.

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Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is officially exploring a run for Illinois governor in 2014. Daley announced Tuesday in a web video that he has formed an exploratory committee for the race. Watch the video and read reaction from other potential gubernatorial candidates.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists examine the shaping race for the Republican gubernatorial primary in this web extra conversation.

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President Obama proposed a $3.77 trillion budget for 2014 that would cut deficits by $1.8 trillion over the next decade. Eddie Arruza and his guests gauge market reaction to the potential cuts.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the 2014 Illinois governor’s race in this web extra video.

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Carol Marin takes a closer look at how the upcoming gubernatorial race is shaking out with Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief, Dave McKinney.

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Will Bill Daley run for governor in 2014? Joel Weisman and his panel consider the possibilities.

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