Karen May

A look at the candidates for Illinois attorney general

Eight Democrats and two Republicans are vying for the Attorney General spot following the surprise announcement Lisa Madigan will not a fifth term. Here are all the candidates, at a glance, in the order they appear on the ballot.



Pat Quinn

Hometown: Chicago

Age: 69

Occupation: Attorney

Education: Bachelor's degree, Georgetown University; law degree, Northwestern University School of Law

Public offices held: Illinois governor, 2009-2015; Illinois lieutenant governor, 2003-2009; state treasurer, 1991-1995; commissioner of the Cook County Board of Tax Appeals, 1982-1986

Previous professional experience:...