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State Sen. Kwame Raoul participates in a Chicago Tonight candidate forum March 12, 2018.

State Sen. Kwame Raoul has won a hard-fought race against a crowded field of eight candidates vying to be the Democratic nominee for Illinois attorney general. He will face political neophyte and former Miss America Erika Harold who won the GOP nomination.

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Democratic candidates for attorney general raise their hands Monday on “Chicago Tonight” in response to Carol Marin’s question, “Should Mike Madigan step down as chairman of the Democratic Party?”

Political leaders of the fabled Chicago Democratic machine have lost public support from a group of lawyers, one of whom may in the near future be well-placed to do more than just talk about rooting out corruption.

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Meet the eight Democrats running for Illinois attorney general Monday during a special hourlong episode of “Chicago Tonight.” Watch the full video.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich addresses a throng of reporters and supporters before heading off to Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison. We have all the details from the courtroom, as well as analysis from Blagojevich's own defense team, a former federal judge and others about the punishment.