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U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

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Bruce Rauner says he has ideas to cut $1 billion from state government, and one of them involves chickens. But the governor calls it a budget "prank."

11th District

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11th District candidates Congresswoman Judy Biggert and challenger Bill Foster spoke with Phil Ponce live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the forum, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

10th District

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10th District candidates Congressman Robert Dold and challenger Brad Schneider spoke with Phil Ponce live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the forum, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

8th District

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In our first Congressional Candidate Forum, 8th District candidates Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth spoke with Eddie Arruza live in our studios. Watch the forum here and read our live web chat transcript. After the debate, both candidates answered questions from the media in a press conference. Watch the web extra videos.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis comments on the end of the teachers' strike.

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