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SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN: Chris Kennedy says he is best choice for Illinois governor

CARBONDALE — Chris Kennedy believes he has a set of skills that uniquely qualify him to be governor of the state of Illinois. Kennedy moved to Illinois in 1986 to work for Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur. He has held positions at Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago, as well as serving on the board of […]

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WBEZ: Democrat Chris Kennedy Say He Has The Stuff To Lead Illinois

Chris Kennedy, scion of the famous American political family, is perhaps best known in Chicago as the former President of the iconic Merchandise Mart. He’s also the former chairman of the board at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Currently, he’s managing Wolf Point, a massive construction project in the West Loop while also operating Top Box Foods, a hunger-relief group that […]

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NBC 5: Kennedy, Biss Call for Downstate Debate to Go On After Pritzker Declines Invitation

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss is circulating a petition to save a televised debate in downstate Illinois after J.B. Pritzker announced that he would not participate. The debate, scheduled to be hosted by Springfield-area television station WCIA, is in danger of being cancelled after Pritzker’s campaign confirmed this week that the candidate will not participate in the event. On Wednesday, Biss’ campaign started circulating […]

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE: New Pritzker-Blagojevich audio from FBI wiretaps sheds light on race issue in governor contest

On a dark, bitterly cold Sunday afternoon a week before Christmas, an under-the-weather U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush delivered a blistering, half-hour sermon in a historic Bronzeville church on why voters should support Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy. “Stand up and vote for somebody who has change in his DNA. He can’t help but be about change,” Rush said as the more than […]

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SUN-TIMES: Chris Kennedy earns slow handclap for his Rauner applause

It’s obviously been very helpful to Chris Kennedy’s underfunded campaign for governor that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is sinking millions of dollars into campaign commercials slamming Kennedy’s chief Democratic rival, billionaire J.B. Pritzker. But does Kennedy have to sound so appreciative? That was the question Friday after Kennedy set off a firestorm of intra-party criticism for opining that Rauner “should […]

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