University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

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Apr 3, 2014

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Watch: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

The 2014 Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates participated in a forum on Tuesday, March 4, co-sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public...

Mar 4, 2014

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Rauner Calls ISATs an "Abomination"

Bruce Rauner callde the Illinois Standards Achievement Test an "abomination" at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Republican Candidates Talk Job Creation

Mark Rosenblum, a recent college grad, asks republican candidates at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum about their plans to create and improve job opportunities for young graduates in Illinois.

Mar 4, 2014
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Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dillard: "I Will Be Able to Tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel No"

Dubbed one of the most powerful men in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t the easiest man to say no to.

Mar 4, 2014

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I'm Not Part of the Problem"

Senator Kirk Dillard claims Bruce Rauner should not be able to buy "the people's mansion" when it comes to campaigning.

Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Republican Candidates Weigh In on Minimum Wage

Candidates discussed their positions on whether or not they would raise or lower minimum wage at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Mar 4, 2014

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard Defends Relationship with Obama

Dillard addresses concern of his participation in a commercial for President Obama at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Mar 4, 2014

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady Compares Rauner to Blago

Bill Brady said Bruce Rauner sounded like Rod Blagojevich during the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Mar 4, 2014

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican Candidates Discuss Reinstating Death Penalty

Republican candidates discuss their position on the death penalty in Illinois at the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum.

Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

Issue Brief: The Debate Over Term Limits Challenges the Established Legislature

The debate over term limits threatens long-standing legislators and makes way for new ones.

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Heavy Hitters Stump in Final Days of Governor's Race

Heavy Hitters Stump in Final Days of Governor's Race

Political heavy hitters are coming in for both candidates in the final days of the governor's race. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Karen Lewis Endorses Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor

Karen Lewis Endorses Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor

"Chuy is a committed and effective public servant and has been for the last 30 years. Chuy is a consensus builder and a man of the people. If he is elected as our mayor, I know he will work for all of...

This Week in Mudslinging: The Final Report

This Week in Mudslinging: The Final Report

Can you believe it's almost over? In a matter of days we'll have a new governor of Illinois: Will it be Pat Quinn? Bruce Rauner? Chad Whatshisface? Time flies when you're slinging

Opinion: Who’s For An Elected School Board?

Opinion: Who’s For An Elected School Board?

To be a progressive politician in Chicago these days, most people think you need to be on board with a number of key issues near and dear to progressives across the city.

Early Voting in Suburban Cook County Surpasses 2010 Numbers

Early Voting in Suburban Cook County Surpasses 2010 Numbers

As of Tuesday evening, a total of 372,779 voters in Illinois had already cast early ballots, on pace to shatter the 380,883 total early votes statewide in 2010.

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