Quinn and Hynes Prep for Final Dem Debate

Both have taken shots in the past few weeks

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    The Democratic candidates sparred during a debate Tuesday.

    Illinois Democratic candidates for governor have one more shot to tear each other apart before the ridiculously early Feb. 2 primary commences.

    Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, currently locked in a statistical dead-heat, are scheduled to debate Monday evening at Chicago's WTTW-TV.

    The two have engaged in an increasingly contentious campaign with plenty of negative TV ads and public sniping.

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    The Democratic candidates for governor met in Carbondale to debate the issues just hours after a new campaign ad invoked the memory of Chicago's first black mayor.

    Hynes criticizes Quinn over his handling of the state's financial crisis, and his role in an early prison release program.

    Quinn says Hynes doesn't have a workable plan to fix the state's finances, and has employed criminals in his office.

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    Democratic incumbent says he did not create the budget deficit and would like more time to implement plans to fix it.

    Both men are campaigning on an income tax increase, but Hynes' plan would require a constitutional amendment to enact.

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