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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 »

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

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

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks after the first televised forum of the candidates for Illinois governor.  Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Pritzker Q&A After 1st Televised Forum in Race for Governor

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

J.B. Pritzker speaks after the first televised forum of the candidates for Illinois governor. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM

Photos: Candidates for Illinois Governor Face Off in #ILGovForum

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Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:06 PM
Candidates for Governor Talk Colin Kaepernick

Candidates for Governor Talk Colin Kaepernick

Candidates for Illinois governor discuss their opinions on former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem.  Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:51 PM
Self-Funding Candidates for Governor Talk Campaign Finance

Self-Funding Candidates for Governor Talk Campaign Finance

Both major party candidates have dumped millions of dollars from their personal fortunes into their campaign coffers - $94M for Bruce Rauner and $126M for J.B. Pritzker. Carol Marin asks, "Does that in any... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
What Each Candidate for Governor Pays for a Haircut

What Each Candidate for Governor Pays for a Haircut

Carol Marin asks all four candidates for Illinois governor what they pay for a haircut, plus tip. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:43 PM
Rauner, Pritzker Spar Over Impasse and Integrity

Rauner, Pritzker Spar Over Impasse and Integrity

J.B. Pritzker brings up Illinois' historic budget impasse and in response, Bruce Rauner hits Pritzker's integrity and ties to disgraced former Gov. Blagojevich. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:34 PM
'Haven't Done an Honest Day's Work': Rauner, Pritzker Battle

'Haven't Done an Honest Day's Work': Rauner, Pritzker Battle

J.B. Pritzker says, "I think you've got it all backward, governor," to which Bruce Rauner responds, "It's easy for you to sit on the sidelines and criticize when you haven't done an honest... Watch »

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