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Candidates for Governor still slinging mud

Billionaire and front-runner candidate for governor JB Pritzker (left), is closely followed by Chris Kennedy (middle) and State Senator Daniel Biss (right). Personal attacks have been a big part of the race.

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018

As the clock winds down on the gubernatorial primary, the candidates came out swinging on Thursday at the University of Chicago. The Democratic gubernatorial forum was sponsored by WBEZ, Politico and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Although six candidates were on stage, three have emerged as ...

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

<center><i>On Tuesday, Alderman Ameya Pawar announced Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his running mate for Illinois' gubernatorial election. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)</i></center>

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

DePaul professors predict close Illinois governor’s race

Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner debate in Peoria a few weeks ago. Experts have deemed this race too close to call. Over the past few weeks, every poll has shown a statistical tie. (Seth Perlman | AP)

Summer Concepcion

October 26, 2014

A number of DePaul professors are unsure of who is going to win the Illinois governor’s race Nov. 4. With just a week left before the midterm election, professors cannot fully put their cards down on Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn or Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a venture capitalist who...

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