Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey, left; Libertarian Scott Schluter, center; Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right.

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19 questions for candidates for Illinois governor — one set of answers

Pop quiz: Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers WBEZ/Sun-Times issues questionnaire, but Republican challenger Darren Bailey and Libertarian Scott Schluter take a pass.

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From reproductive health rights to gun control to efforts to reduce crime, the differences in positions taken on issues by the candidates for Illinois governor are stark. 

The Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ asked 19 questions of the three gubernatorial candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot in an effort to easily show voters the differences among them.

Only incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker completed the questionnaire.

Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey and Libertarian Scott Schluter did not answer the questions despite multiple requests over several weeks.

See how Pritzker responded below, along with short explanations for his answers.

WBEZ: 2022 Governor Questionnaire
Click/tap an answer for the expanded response

J.B. Pritzker


Darren Bailey


Scott Mitchell Schluter


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