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Illinois governor's race attack ads: Separating truth from greatly stretched truth

Sep 25, 2014

As we enter the home stretch to the Nov. 4 election, the attack ads are flying fast and furious in the Illinois gubernatorial race.

On this week’s “Only in Illinois,” we try to separate the facts from the hype in two, 30-second attack ads from Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn.

Yes, Quinn had a controversial early prison release program that in 2009 mistakenly allowed some violent criminals to be discharged. It nearly cost him the election in 2010. But were murderers released, as Rauner’s ad states?

And yes, a company owned by Rauner’s private equity firm in 2011 paid a $13 million…

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