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Candidates come out swinging at first gubernatorial forum

From left to right:  J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, state Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman and Robert Marshall.  (Photo courtesy of the  Associated Press)

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 29, 2018

The first televised forum between Democratic gubernatorial candidates faced tough questions about the future of Illinois. Retaining residents, amending the state constitution to allow for a progressive property tax and candidates’ political histories were all front-and-center. The debate was moderated by NBC5’s politi...

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 &...

The electoral battleground: National midterms 2014

The electoral battleground: National midterms 2014

Kevin Gross

October 26, 2014

This year’s Nov. 4 midterm elections will occur across a heated political battleground. Currently, Republicans hold a majority in the House, while Democrats hold a slim majority in the Senate with key seats in states traditionally hostile to Democrats. Additionally, 29 states have Republican gov...

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