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.

Learn about the candidates running for Illinois comptroller in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

Claire Ball

“As a Libertarian I am the only independent choice – who better to watch the Democrats and Republicans than a Libertarian?” says Claire Ball. Learn more about this candidate.

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.

Susana Mendoza

“If you like what I’ve done in less than two years, imagine what I can do in four,” says Susana Mendoza. Learn more about this candidate.

Susana Mendoza delivers her acceptance speech as Illinois' next comptroller. (

In her victory speech Tuesday night, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said she would protect the "fiscal and moral health" of Illinois as the state's check-writer.

The Democratic and Republican candidates for Illinois Comptroller join us to make the case for why they deserve your vote.

The cost of Illinois’ budget impasse? The income tax would have to go up 100 percent if the state’s debt is to be paid off through revenue alone, according to state Comptroller Leslie Munger. How much longer can the state teeter along without a budget? Paris Schutz has more.

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died at the age of 70, is remembered for her personality, beliefs, and sense of style.