University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

Get to Know the GOP Contenders

Mar 7, 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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Emanuel, Garcia Court Wilson's Endorsement

Emanuel, Garcia Court Wilson's Endorsement

Just five weeks before the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia met with former challenger Willie Wilson in the hopes of gaining the support of his voters.

Rep. Schock  Reimbursed Costs For Lavish Decor

Rep. Schock Reimbursed Costs For Lavish Decor

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records.

Ald. Deb Mell Avoids Runoff by Mere Two Votes

Ald. Deb Mell Avoids Runoff by Mere Two Votes

The notion that every vote counts rang true for Northwest Side Ald. Deb Mell Friday as she avoided a predicted runoff by a mere two votes.

Gov. Rauner: I'm "Staying Out" of Mayor's Race

Gov. Rauner: I'm "Staying Out" of Mayor's Race

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "staying out of" the Chicago mayor's race.

Quinn Delivers First Speech Since Leaving Office

Quinn Delivers First Speech Since Leaving Office

Quinn says consumers should be aware of their protections in the marketplace and have their voice heard. He says more public officials should push for consumer rights.

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