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Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Take 5: Governor's Forum Dominates Headlines

Take 5: Governor's Forum Dominates Headlines

The Illinois governor's forum took place Thursday night, and the candidates took turns sparring and delivering one-liners. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin re-live all the action in this week's Take 5... Watch »

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Who's Running for Chicago Mayor? Sept. 21 Update

Who's Running for Chicago Mayor? Sept. 21 Update

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's surprise announcement that he would not seek a third term in office set off a flurry of speculation for dozens of potential candidates. As of Sept. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

These Are the Candidates Running for Illinois Governor

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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner (Republican)
  • J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)
  • Kash Jackson (Libertarian)
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Sanders Says Garcia Should 'Take a Look' at Mayoral Race

Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted Thursday that Jesus "Chuy" Garcia should "take a look" at the Chicago mayor's race. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 5:01 PM

Illinois Governor Debate Gets Heated: Top 9 Moments

Sparks flew as the candidates running for Illinois governor squared off in the first televised forum of the election Thursday, with Bruce Rauner, J.B. Pritzker, Kash Jackson and Sam McCann trading barbs amid an... Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:31 PM
Candidates for Governor Square Off in First TV Forum

Candidates for Governor Square Off in First TV Forum

The candidates running for Illinois governor squared off in the first televised forum of the general election Thursday, sharing the stage for the first time amid an already contentious and expensive race. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Watch the 2018 Race for Illinois Governor Forum in Its Entirety

The four candidates for Illinois governor -- Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker, Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson and Conservative candidate Sam McCann -- faced off in the first... Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Social Media Lights Up During Illinois Governor's Forum

Social Media Lights Up During Illinois Governor's Forum

The four candidates for governor of Illinois sparred in a televised forum on Thursday night, and predictably social media users were there commenting on all of the action. Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:30 PM
McCann Q&A After 1st Televised Forum in Race for Governor

McCann Q&A After 1st Televised Forum in Race for Governor

Sam McCann speaks after the first televised forum of the candidates for Illinois governor. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:16 PM
Jackson Q&A After 1st Televised Forum in Race for Governor

Jackson Q&A After 1st Televised Forum in Race for Governor

Kash Jackson speaks after the first televised forum of the candidates for Illinois governor. Watch »

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