Candidates for Illinois attorney general Kwame Raoul and Erika Harold participate in a “Chicago Tonight” forum on Oct. 29, 2018.

Democrats sweep statewide races, with state Sen. Kwame Raoul winning the race for Illinois attorney general; and Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Secretary of State Jesse White retaining their seats.

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, left, and Darlene Senger appear on “Chicago Tonight.”

Incumbent Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and her Republican challenger Darlene Senger talk about paying the state’s bills and more.

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.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

Carol Marin and her panel of guests look at Tuesday's historic pension vote in Springfield. View interactive graphics to see how Senate and House members voted on the bill, and read a Q&A with Republican Sen. Matt Murphy.

Members of the pension committee join us to talk about the likelihood of the state's $97 billion dollar pension problem getting resolved during next week's veto session.

The veto session ended with several big ticket issues still unresolved. We preview what is expected to be addressed at the beginning of the year.

For the time being, pension reform is off the radar in Springfield. We ask two members of Gov. Quinn's pension working group what they'll do next.