2014 election

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner stopped in Rockford Friday during his statewide "thank you" tour. 

Republicans are in control of the governor's mansion in Illinois for the first time since 2003. But Democrat Pat Quinn isn't prepared to throw in the towel just yet. 

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both men stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, are running carefully scripted campaigns.

Quinn has a populist message: That he’s a friend of the working man, always looking out for the little guy.


Wisconsin's state elections board asked for nearly $461,000 to pay for a statewide media campaign raising awareness on voter ID requirements.

Ryan Pumroy / WNIJ

Wisconsin voters who received, or plan to use, an absentee ballot will need to show photo ID for their ballot to be counted.