Hillary Clinton Looks to Hit Reset Button

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Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) and Bernie Sanders (Michael Vadon / Flickr)

With Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders winning convincingly in their respective Republican and Democratic primaries on Wednesday, one thing is clear: Voters on both sides of the political spectrum seemingly want little to do with establishment candidates or politics. Our panel of political experts weighs in on the race and where it's headed.

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Without even mentioning the election, President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address last night included a number of critiques of the rhetoric from Republican candidates who are preparing for tomorrow's debate in South Carolina. Political communications expert Jason DeSanto discusses the president’s speech and upcoming debate.

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With voting day underway, it's a close one for the Illinois governor's race. We sit down with our panel to discuss what the winner will face politically and economically over the next four years; and the implications of a possible Republican-dominated Congress.

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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan throws a curveball, asking voters to approve a possible 3 percent surcharge on millionaires to help pay for education. How does that play into a governor’s race that has already become about class warfare? Paris Schutz has the details on that, and how high-profile Democrats and Independents are coming out in support of Bruce Rauner. Read Newt Minow's endorsement of Rauner.

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Paris Schutz reports on why some powerful unions are urging Democratic members to cross over and vote Republican in next week’s gubernatorial election. Read an article.

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Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, joins us. View a timeline of his career.

Students Question GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

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We share what you had to say about our recent forum featuring high school students from the Mikva Challenge questioning the GOP candidates for Illinois governor in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Paul Schimpf is running against Lisa Madigan for Illinois Attorney General in 2014.

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Jim Oberweis is throwing his hat in the ring to become Illinois' next U.S. Senator in 2014.

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Doug Truax is throwing his hat in the ring to become Illinois' next U.S. Senator in 2014.

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Now that the government shutdown is over, the Republican party needs to look towards the 2014 elections. Who are the shining stars? And just how can the GOP fix their perceived messaging problem? We take a look at what's ahead for the Republican party.

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Republican Sen. Bill Brady officially announces his run for Illinois governor in 2014. He joins us. View a timeline of his political career.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists examine the shaping race for the Republican gubernatorial primary in this web extra conversation.

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Sen. Mark Kirk makes his first appearance on Chicago Tonight since his stroke. He talks bipartisanship, his recovery and what's happening in Congress.

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The governor sounds the alarm on pension reform, but are Republicans finally buying in? Find out what the top Republican in the Senate had to say.

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Mitt Romney (left) and Rick Santorum

Republican presidential candidates crisscross the state looking for votes. Our Elizabeth Brackett followed Rick Santorum to downstate Dixon, Illinois. Elizabeth and Carol Marin take a look at Tuesday's primary.

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