The issues that have defined the contest so far, including gun violence, pension debt and public education, will remain important throughout the race.
We decided to recap some of our fact-checks over the past many months in the marquee race on the Illinois ballot.
Casten also leveled a claim that left us puzzled. It involved the tax law, which Roskam accused the Democrat of misrepresenting.
Did fact checkers at the Washington Post side with Roskam? And has Roskam always championed those pre-existing protections, as he claimed? No and no.
The attorney general again blames a 2016 surge in gun-related murders on an agreement between the city and the ACLU to rein in police stops. But other
Illinois’ two deep-pocketed candidates recently presented voters with another fig leaf of transparency about the taxes they pay.
Much of what transpired at the Sun-Times, as well as other debates featuring the pair, has a Groundhog Day feel with voters left to wonder the truth.
Property tax levies are set at the local level, not by lawmakers in Springfield. That makes the main beat of Rauner’s contention a head-scratcher.
A new ad blames the governor for Illinois going 736 days without a budget, delaying school funding and causing tax hikes. True? Here’s our ruling.
Rauner is quick to point out that J.B. Pritzker wants to put tracking devices on your car in order to tax your mileage. Not so fast, governor.
Would Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold oppose gay adoption, as her Dem opponent Kwame Raoul claims? We find his argument flimsy.
Complaining about high property taxes is the low-hanging fruit of politics in Illinois – and the subject of a ‘mostly false’ TV ad in the AG race.
Rauner’s tax argument overlooks nearly a dozen states with graduated systems that tax middle-class earners at lower rates than Illinois.
And if Pritzker is going to call Rauner out for cherry-picking, it’s also relevant to note that Pritzker does the same in his own response ad.
Days after Chicago’s most violent weekend this year, the first-term senator points out what she sees as a gaping loophole in federal gun laws.