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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

Quinn, Rauner square off in last debate before election

 
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Who's winning the endorsement battle in Illinois?

With the Nov. 4 election right around the corner, political endorsements from newspapers across the state are starting to roll out — and those candidates will begin touting those endorsements in their campaign ads. Here's a roundup of endorsements from newspapers across the state.

Cannabis grows best in the sunshine

While cannabis is still illegal under federal laws, Illinois is now one of 21 states that have created a legal framework for its medical production and distribution. There has been a lot of reporting on the new industry, but a fundamental question has been largely overlooked: How should legal cannabis be grown?

Former President Bill Clinton appears with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, left, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as they address workers, labor leaders and business leaders at Wheatland Tube Co. Tuesday in Chicago. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Bill Clinton stumps for Quinn; tells workers to look to future

It's just another day of a steady stream of star-studded pols strutting through town to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election. And Tuesday means former President Bill Clinton. For Bruce Rauner, it means Chris Christie in Rockford. 

Sheila Simon (left) and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

WATCH: Topinka warns of 'heart attack' during forum with Simon

While it wasn't an official debate, current Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and her Democratic challenger Sheila Simon talked about the issues heading up the the election Monday night on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

WATCH: Quinn, Rauner debate in 60 seconds

Did you miss last night's televised debate between Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner? Lucky for you, here are the major talking points, condensed into one minute.

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. 

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

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

Quinn, Rauner square off in last debate before election

The final televised debate between fierce opponents Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner pitted an everyman who would fight for the little people versus a businessman who would drive results. Or at least that’s how the two contenders for governor cast themselves during an ABC/7-Univision-League of Women Voters debate on Monday night.

 
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