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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 6:16 PM
By Shelby Bremer

What Pritzker Could Have Done With $171M in Campaign Cash

For a bit of perspective as to just how expensive the race for Illinois governor really was, here’s a breakdown of what $171.5 million - the amount Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker gave his campaign - really looks...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 12:48 PM
By NBC 5 Staff

Photos: Voter Selfies Around Chicago Area

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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 4:26 PM

On the Issues: Candidates for Governor Answer 11 Questions

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  • J.B. Pritzker
  • Kash Jackson
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM

Photos: Candidates for Illinois Governor Face Off in #ILGovForum

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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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)
Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:43 AM

A Look at the Democrats Running for Illinois Governor

Six Democrats are running to become the party's nominee for Illinois governor.View gallery »

  • J.B. Pritzker
  • Chris Kennedy
  • Daniel Biss
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Take a Look at the Homes of Candidates for Illinois Governor

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Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Photos: Democratic Candidates for Governor Face Off

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Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 1:56 PM
By Shelby Bremer

Here's Who's Running for Governor of Illinois

As the race for Illinois governor continues to heat up, take a look at the candidates vying for the job.View gallery »

  • Bruce Rauner (R)
  • Jeanne Ives (R)
  • Daniel Biss (D)
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 6:02 PM
By Shelby Bremer

Here's Who's Running for Governor of Illinois

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  • Bruce Rauner (R)
  • Daniel Biss (D)
  • Bob Daiber (D)
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