The candidates’ wealth — and their relatability to voters — has played front and center in the bitter race.
Rauner and Pritzker have just 22 days before the election, and there’s expected to be a full blown attack to get their final messages out.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich used to block out the entire day on his schedule to do his hair, says a former top aide.
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.
Cullerton said Sister Jean “has opened doors to non-traditional students” and “worked to expand higher education for immigrants.”
Nearly everyone understands your political calculation. It’s elementary. You don’t want to give the other side any ammunition to attack you.
Illinois has been a bed-ridden strongman for too long. So that’s why we’re endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker for governor in the Nov. 6 election.
With just 26 days before Election Day, big questions were asked — and generally went unanswered.
Illinois’ public access counselor was supposed to enforce open government laws. Nearly a decade later, it’s short-staffed and backlogged.
One day after his remarks at a Sun-Times forum ignited a partisan firestorm, the governor complained he was the victim of “false political spin.”
The two candidates for governor went head-to-head for more than an hour during a spirited debate before the Sun-Times editorial board.
You’d have thought the governor had been deputized by the U.S. Border Patrol and signed on to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
The two frequently interrupted and talked over one another as they haggled over taxes, character and a some of the state’s biggest problems.
In one of their few joint appearances, Gov. Bruce Rauner and challenger J.B. Pritzker are expected to field tough questions on Illinois’ future.
The state’s public universities are rolling out plans for $25 million in state funding aimed at coaxing top Illinois students to study in-state.