The two major party candidates for governor are both dealing with controversy.
Progressive activists are unhappy with Democrat J.B. Pritzker after a report that a company he co-owns had sought to discourage employees from forming a union. Pritzker says he’s not involved in day-to-day operations there, but that company now is pledging to allow union organization efforts to go forward without interference.
Meanwhile, family members of people who died in the Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the Quincy veterans’ home are objecting to Governor Bruce Rauner’s assessment that his administration handled the situation well. Relatives say their loved ones died because not enough information about the outbreak was provided to residents and their families.