The four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.
The four Republicans running for governor were in the south suburbs Thursday, trying put some distance between each other in a race with no clear front-runner.
The deadly Boston Marathon bombings have prompted a lot of discussion about the price of having a free society, and how much freedom Americans might have to give up to stay safe.
Two Illinois Republicans already in Congress find themselves running for the same seat.
While the debate over a longer school day in Chicago continued to heat up, the heads of the teachers union and the Chicago Public Schools held a spirited debate Tuesday evening on the future of the school system.
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh pointedly skipped President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday, and even passed up the chance to watch it on television shortly before hosting a forum on jobs creation in Schaumburg.