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Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For Governor

Apr 19, 2018
Seth Perlman / AP

Republican Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton resident Aaron Merreighn.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Illinois primary voters have spoken. This year’s race for governor will be a battle between two of the wealthiest men in the state.

Downstate Debate Canceled After Pritzker Declines

Feb 20, 2018
Pritzker gets off a bus
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The only debate on live television planned for outside of Chicago between the Democratic candidates for Illinois governor has been canceled.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker apologized Tuesday for racially insensitive comments captured on a FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Friday to deliver a fiery stump speech exclusively targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner, looking past the Democratic primary just 46 days away.

Pritzker Campaign / Facebook

Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators took sides in the primary for governor Friday.

PRitzker in studio
Cindy Le / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said Thursday he knows the difference between running a business and running government and is experienced in both, unlike the two other wealthy businessmen—Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump—who’ve struggled in their transition to public office.

Pritzker gets off a bus
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

JB Pritzker has won another big-ticket endorsement in his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Thursday to pick up a big union endorsement and lay out his plan for creating jobs in Illinois.

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