University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum - NBC Chicago
University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

University of Chicago and NBCChicago Candidate Forum

Get to Know the GOP Contenders

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

Issue Brief: Income Tax Leads Controversy in Governor's Race

The controversy over flat or progressive income tax rates heats up as the temporary hike sets to expire.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Issue Brief: Pension Reform Takes Center Stage Again

Illinois' most talked about issue is making another appearance in the governor's race.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

Issue Brief: Balancing Corporate Tax Breaks and Unemployment

The history of corporate tax breaks in Illinois is likely to influence the role it will play in the Illinois governor's election.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

Issue Brief: GOP Candidates' Fight Over Abortion Rights

The four GOP candidates for governor take different stances on the controversial issue.

Monday, 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.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Issue Brief: The Polarizing Minimum Wage Debate

Sparked by Gov. Quinn's minimum wage increase in 2010, the issue is still sparking debate in the governor's election.

Ward Room
Exclusive: Pritzker Leads Rauner in New NBC News Poll

Exclusive: Pritzker Leads Rauner in New NBC News Poll

Democrat J.B. Pritzker leads incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner by a wide margin in an exclusive NBC News-Marist poll. With just over two months to go before the November election, more than half of Illinois voters...
Exclusive: Pritzker Leads Rauner in New NBC News Poll

Exclusive: Pritzker Leads Rauner in New NBC News Poll

With just months until the highly-anticipated “battle of the billionaires” reaches the November election, it appears J.B. Pritzker currently leads incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, according to a new NBC News/Marist...
New Law Allows Firearm Permit Grace Period During Renewal

New Law Allows Firearm Permit Grace Period During Renewal

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that allows Firearm Owners Identification cards to stay active even if Illinois State Police renewal isn't completed by their expiration date.
Barack Obama Stars in Video Endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker

Barack Obama Stars in Video Endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker

Former President Barack Obama doubled down on his endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.
Cook County E-Filing System Confusing for Litigants

Cook County E-Filing System Confusing for Litigants

Cook County's new electronic filing system is confusing and may create barriers for low-income residents in the Chicago area, advocates and attorneys say.
See more Ward Room