Here are the issue-by-issue stands for Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner and Chad Grimm, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper.
As the onslaught of the nation's fast-growing coal-mining boom tears across the heartland, citizens in southern Illinois have filed a Writ of Mandamus in Federal District Court against the US Secretary of Interior, in an attempt to revoke the state's control over its notoriously inept and rogue mining agencies.
Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.
Are newspaper endorsements more trouble than they're worth?
Charter schools, the modern version as represented by K12 and Success Academies, are not public schools at all. If they really want to earn the "public" label, they need to meet these four requirements.
Keep an eye out, Chicago. The Windy City was the most rat-infested city in the country in 2013, according to pest-control company Orkin. The company based its rankings on the number of rat-eradication service requests it received in specific cities.
With continued officer-involved shootings, attempts at voter suppression, and ongoing racial and economic disparities, it is easy to push voting to the side. But it is precisely because of tragedies like the deaths of young Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and because of an unequal educational and employment system, that we need to show up at the polls.
A guy who still calls Wisconsin home despite his Hollywood success, Whitford is stumping for Democratic candidate Mary Burke over incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.
The Illinois gubernatorial candidates are scrambling to convince voters to choose them in the Nov. 4 election. They're running ads, making appearances and accumulating endorsements to show Illinoisans whom they should vote for.
Saba's new mixtape, "ComfortZone," is one of the year's best. Lot of fun to have him on The Interview Show.
With so much focus on Illinois gubernatorial election Nov. 4, it can be easy to forget that Illinois is also in the midst of five other statewide races.
Sweeney and I go way back. It was the first musical where I found myself blown away by not just the music, but also the plot.
With their relentless touring schedule, Rise Against show no signs of stopping and prove that like a fine wine, they are getting better with age. I spoke with singer Tim McIlrath about their history, work ethic, new album, and the responsibility a socially aware band has to their audience.
Three simple solutions anyone can understand: cut costs by reducing redundant administration, increase our tax base, and re-amortize our debt. You might wonder why our political leaders don't even mention these solutions.
Can we really expect teachers and schools to overcome so many obstacles by preparing kids for "college and career" without addressing the inequality and poverty their students experience everyday?
Virant made me a believer in his philosophy, "Eat what you can, can what you can't."
Questions about changing the Illinois constitution played an important part in the gubernatorial election this summer, and the topic made a comeback Oct. 21 at the candidates' third and final debate.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner raised and spent a staggering amount between July 1 and Oct. 1, the latest campaign funding reports show.