Lt. gov candidates campaign statewide
The lieutenant governor candidates are campaigning in different parts of Illinois, with Democrat Paul Vallas pushing for a minimum-wage increase and Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti encouraging early voting.
Sanguinetti cast an early ballot Monday in Wheaton for the Nov. 4 election. She's running with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner. Sanguinetti says early voting saves time and helps avoid last-minute hurdles such as getting sick on Election Day.
Vallas stopped in Springfield to push for a higher minimum wage. The former Chicago Public Schools CEO is running with Gov. Pat Quinn, who's seeking a second full term.
Quinn wants to raise Illinois' wage from $8.25 to at least $10 an hour.
Rauner has changed his stance on the minimum wage, now saying he'd support raising it when coupled with other reforms.