An October surprise in the governor’s race. Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers his final budget address. Chance the Rapper rolls the dice on the mayoral election. And the Bears prep for the Patriots.
2018 governors race
Ten minority staffers working for J.B. Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign have filed suit in federal court for racial discrimination and harassment, alleging they were subject to less favorable treatment than their white counterparts.
J.B. Pritzker is on track to spend his entire 2017 income on his gubernatorial campaign, while Bruce Rauner has spent roughly half his annual income on the race, tax forms show.
With less than a month to Election Day, the Illinois governor’s race turns into a verbal cage match. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke is transferred out of Cook County. The Trump administration opposes the city’s police consent decree. And does Kris Bryant really say no to $200 million?
Democrats have been highly critical of the Rauner administration’s handling of the Legionnaire’s outbreaks, but the governor insisted during Thursday's debate that action was “immediately taken.”
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“We face big challenges, and under Bruce Rauner things have only gotten worse,” says JB Pritzker. Learn more about this candidate.
Democratic nominee for governor J.B. Pritzker answers questions from 70 Mikva Challenge high school students – some of whom will be first-time voters in November.
Illinois’ leading candidates for governor had to tackle fresh controversies as they faced off Wednesday night in a one-on-one debate.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker traded barbs Thursday evening in their first matchup heading into the Nov. 6 general election, some 6.5 weeks away.
Campaigns are buying TV ads, web banners, and producing a wealth of videos for social media, and they’re using technology to target voting blocs with ever-increasing precision.