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Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy, poses for a portrait in his office Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Chicago. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says he will run for Illinois governor in 2018. His bid brings the instant name recognition of his familys political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Brenden Moore February 12, 2017

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Kennedy enters what’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. Rauner sent two clear signals when he dumped $50 million into his campaign fund: The 2018 race for Illinois governor will be a rough one, and the contest starts now. Whats still unknown is which Democrats will try to unseat the multimillionaire former businessman. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

Brenden Moore December 30, 2016

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given...

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