Limits Lifted On Gubernatorial Spending

CHICAGO (AP) — The limits are lifted on spending in next year’s Illinois governor’s race after Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy put more than $250,000 into his campaign fund. The move signals another big spending campaign among incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a number of Democrats lining up to challenge him. Illinois law says standard limits on campaign donations are lifted when a candidate in a statewide race gives himself or herself more than $250,000 within 12 months of an election.