Illinois comptroller candidates debated over the $4 million paid in bonuses to state employees and public pensions. The comptroller's office has been highlighted during Illinois' financial woes and budget stalemate, which have shown the difficulties of getting payments made to social service agencies and other entities.

Small crowd at state representative debate

Feb 26, 2016

The most expensive campaign for state representative in Illinois history did not result in a large crowd at a debate last night.   Millions have been spent on one state legislative race this primary.  

Candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock reiterated their positions during a second debate this week.  

Business owners weigh-in on Peoria food truck debate

Feb 3, 2015

Peoria is taking another look at whether to allow food trucks to operate in the city. The question is resurfacing more than two years after a narrow defeat by the city council. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports some business owners and one food truck owner are weighing-in on what seems to be a polarizing issue:

A state representative from Chicago is trying again to ban conversion therapy for minors in Illinois. The practice uses counseling to sway youth away from same-sex attraction.  

Quinn and Rauner face off in final debate

Oct 21, 2014

The debate portion of the Illinois governor’s race is over. The last debate gives voters a little clarity.

The major-party candidates for Illinois treasurer jabbed at each other at a debate in downtown Chicago Wednesday morning. The treasurer debate was pretty darn lively. Here’s moderator Paul Green in the middle of the debate…

Quinn, Rauner square-off in second debate

Oct 15, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what’s best for Illinois’ future.  The top candidates have faced off in two televised debates. 

Bobby Schilling and Cheri Bustos say they know something about the high cost of college and high student loan debt. But they just don't agree on what to do about it. That was one of several disagreements last night between the candidates for Illinois' 17th District seat in Congress.  Schilling is a republican who held the seat for one term until he lost to democrat Bustos two years ago. And he's a father of ten.

Quinn and Rauner to face off in Peoria

Aug 20, 2014

Peoria will be among the few stops the candidates for governor will face off in traditional debates.


Illinois' candidates for governor have gone at each other non-stop, in commercials and through the press. But rarely have they interacted in person. 

IHSA faces scrutiny in Springfield

May 20, 2014

The organization that coordinates Illinois high school sports and activities was under scrutiny Tuesday in Springfield. As Hannah Meisel reports, lawmakers want the Illinois High School Association to be more transparent, but the not-for-profit group is pushing back.

Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face

Apr 11, 2014
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Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner shared the same stage Friday.

Last debate for Republican governor candidates

Mar 13, 2014

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor have debated for the final time.  

GOP Governor candidates meet again for debate

Feb 27, 2014

We’re getting a better idea of how the Republican candidates for Illinois governor would use their power if elected.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports on what the four candidates said in Thursday’s debate.

Hundreds rally in Springfield on minimum wage

Feb 26, 2014

The battle over raising the minimum wage got lot louder Wednesday. Several hundred minimum wage workers and union members rallied in the Capitol.