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The Race for Illinois Governor 2018: Bruce Rauner - Chicago Tonight Documentary

Young Bruce Rauner
Young Bruce Rauner

The following documentary is an in-depth look at Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Chicago-born father of six whose childhood was shaped by his mother’s mental illness and a close relationship with his grandfather.

We’ve seen the attack ads and the gubernatorial debates, but do we really know any more about who the democratic candidates for governor are as people?

Our colleagues at WTTW, Chicago's PBS station, produced this two-part series, “The Race for Illinois Governor 2018.” Chicago Tonight attempts to answer biographical questions about these candidates to give voters a sense of their leadership styles, experience and backgrounds.

Click here to watch the J.B. Pritzker documentary. If you listen on the air, watching the video below will provide on screen titles identifying the speakers.

Read more at WTTW.com

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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