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    10/3/2014: The mudslinging between both camps ratcheted up a level Friday. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 3, 2014)

    The Illinois governor's race took a nastier turn Friday, with both sides accusing the other of criminal wrongdoing.

    Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says two U.S. attorneys aren't enough. He wants former Auditor General Bill Holland to look into Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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    "It looks like they've diverted money from downstate up to the Chicago area," Rauner said. "There's more to be learned."

    Meanwhile, the Quinn team released what it calls the Corporate Criminal Family Tree, tied to investigations of businesses tied to Rauner's investment firm, GTCR.

    Rauner Uses Harold Washington to Attack Quinn

    [CHI] Rauner Uses Harold Washington to Attack Quinn
    9/25/2014: Republican gubernatorial candidate runs ad with Chicago's first black mayor criticizing Quinn 27 years ago. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 26, 2014)

    "We're just connecting the dots. He could clear up a lot of things if he was just a little transparent, like can we see your income tax returns, can we see your schedules?" Quinn's running mate, Paul Vallas said.

    Quinn also released a new campaign ad called "Rauneropoly," a game where you can "buy companies, load them up with debt, lay off workers and then get the cash and run."

    Rauner was quick to deflect the attack.

    "Pat Quinn has been rolling the dice with taxpayer money, and after years of Quinn corruption, the U.S. District Attorney looks like he's about to hand Pat Quinn the worst Monopoly card there is -- go to jail, go directly to jail," Rauner said.

    The first televised debate between the two candidates will be held next week in Peoria.