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James B. Durkin
Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange
Quinn, Rauner get personal in Tribune exchange

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed a nonstop volley of character attacks at each other during their first face-to-face meeting in five months, a strong signal that the homestretch of the governor's race will focus on personalities rather than issues. During an 80-minute Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorsement session Tuesday, the candidates even went so far as to raise accusations of criminal activity against each other as a substantive discussion of Illinois' myriad challenges went largely by the wayside. Quinn portrayed Rauner as a wealthy profiteer who refuses to offer specific plans on governing. Rauner painted Quinn as a failed,...