Regional Headlines
7:59 am
Mon January 25, 2010

IL Gov Race

Springfield, IL – The Democrats running for Illinois governor are set to face off in their last debate before the Feb. 2 primary. Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes are scheduled to debate Monday on a Chicago Television Station. The two have engaged in an increasingly contentious campaign with plenty of negative TV ads and public sniping. Hynes criticizes Quinn over his handling of the state's financial crisis. The deficit could top $11 billion this year. Quinn says Hynes doesn't have a workable plan to fix the state's finances. Both men are campaigning on an income tax increase, but Hynes' plan would require a constitutional amendment to enact.