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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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 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.