A side-by-side rundown of where the major candidates stand on our key challenges. Balancing the budget? Fighting fraud? Being transparent, open with citizens? Pensions? Who stands with you? Check out the Reboot Illinois one-stop, digital election scorecard for all the answers. Who wins your vote? Our scorecard will help you decide. Award-winning journalists Matt Dietrich & Madeleine Doubek offer up the cheat sheet to break down the issues for you.

Republican Treasurer race

1. What about balancing the budget?

Running on a platform bring the financial acumen of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and banker to the state. Illinois has never had a CPA in the Treasurer’s Office.


2. What about stopping fraud?

Established an Audit Hotline in DuPage County to citizens an effective way to help fight government waste and corruption.


3. What about being open with citizens?

In 2008, he posted the check registry of DuPage County online. It became the first Illinois county to become transparent in that regard.


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republican elephant
Jim Oberweis & Doug Truax
on taxes, health care and more
Illinois Treasurer
Tom Cross & Bob Grogan
on balancing the budget, pensions

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Springfield Journal-Register, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business.