Former Gov. Pat Quinn is one of seven plaintiffs in a pair of civil suits filed this week calling for an end to mayoral control of the Chicago Board of Education.

Pat Quinn is among seven plaintiffs who have filed suits in Cook County and federal courts, claiming the law granting Chicago’s mayor authority to appoint board members violates city residents’ due process and voting rights.

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The former Illinois governor is back in the spotlight and campaigning, but not for a political office – or so he says.

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed another executive order Thursday morning, this one requiring that the state of Illinois publish the names of political hires. Rauner accused the Quinn administration of carrying on in the tradition of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to the City Club of Chicago during his final days in office.

Avoids Legal Fight with Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn ended a week of speculation today with the appointment of his budget chief, Jerry Stermer, to replace Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

The most expensive gubernatorial race in Illinois history is now officially in the books. Gov. Pat Quinn conceded the race that was called late last night for Republican Bruce Rauner. Both the governor and governor-elect have announced transition plans, as multiple probes are opening into the controversy that caused several election judges in Chicago to not show up to their polling places.

The latest poll shows the gubernatorial race in a dead heat between the two front-runners. We analyze the numbers and the final five-day push before Election Day on Tuesday.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling for a travel ban on visitors from West African countries most affected by Ebola, while Gov. Pat Quinn has instituted mandatory quarantine for anyone thought to be at high risk of catching Ebola. But is the science being lost in this debate? Paris Schutz has the story. 

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will debate for the second time ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Paris Schutz will have the latest from tonight's debate between the gubernatorial hopefuls, locked in a tight race.

In Evanston this afternoon, President Obama makes the case that the economy is better under his watch, but acknowledges the middle class hasn't fully felt it.

Time Running Out for State to Apply for Federal Funds

The governor says nearly 700,000 state residents have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But could inaction in Springfield cost the state big in federal health care funds?

Another day, another set of accusations of corruption from Illinois’ candidates for governor.

Pension reform is one of the biggest issues facing the state. Our panel discusses what pension reform looks like under Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP challenger Bruce Rauner, and what voters need to know.

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner face off during a joint appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

As Labor Day passes, the campaigns for governor are accelerating into full gear. Paris Schutz has the latest.