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Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner meet Monday night in Chicago for a third and likely final debate before the Nov. 4 election. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

LIVE: Quinn, Rauner square off in last debate before election

Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, is interviewed last week at the Chicago Sun-Times. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Chad Grimm, Libertarian candidate for gov, gets boost from union

Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois governor, said Monday he welcomes any financial support headed his way from a labor union that has dedicated itself to defeating Republican Bruce Rauner.

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's self-funding tops $20 million | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Bruce Rauner self-funding tops $20 million mark

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has donated another $1.5 million into his own campaign fund putting him over the $20 million mark in his quest to become the state's next governor. 

A red light camera at an intersection in Chicago. | Stacy Thacker/AP

Fioretti tries to put heat on Emanuel about short yellow lights

Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti is urging his supporters to sign petitions demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “restore the public trust by refunding” $7.7 million in fines generated by red-light cameras after the timing of yellow lights was reduced from 3 seconds to 2.9 seconds.

CPS to sell headquarters for $28 million

As employees began moving out Monday, Chicago Public Schools confirmed it has found a buyer for its headquarters at 125 S. Clark Street in a $28 million deal expected to be approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday.

 
Gov. Pat Quinn (center) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. (second from right) watch as President Barack Obama delivers doughnuts and pastries to Democratic campaign volunteers on Monday in Chicago. | Evan Vucci/AP

Obama votes early, campaigns for Quinn

President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting on Monday morning, casting his ballot in what has become one of the most contentious governor’s races in recent memory.

President Obama votes at the Matin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Monday morning. | Brian Slodysko / Sun-Times

Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

President Barack Obama has cast his vote early  on the South Side for the 2014 midterm elections.

Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn make nice for the moment at their previous debate on October 14. The two candidates for governor square off again tonight. | Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of the November election.

Obama guidance, press schedule Oct. 20, 2014. In Chicago all day

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is spending a rare unscheduled day in Chicago on Monday, with the only event on his public sked a $10,000-a-person fundraiser this evening to benefit the Democratic National Committee at the home of Barbara Goodman Manilow.

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.

Chicago city treasurer Stephanie Neely, shown taking the oath of office in 2011, has resigned, which allowed Mayor Rahm Emanuel to appoint Kurt Summers as her replacement. Neely was appointed in 2006 after her predecessor, Judy Rice, also resigned, allowing Neely to be appointed by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. | Sun-Times library

Neely's pre-election resignation deja vu of how she got her start

Eight years ago, a pre-election resignation paved the way for then-Mayor Richard M. Daley to pluck Stephanie Neely out of political obscurity and appoint her to the $133,545-a-year job of city treasurer.