Illinois Governor Pat Quinn faces an election challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who has made charter-school expansion a personal and political cause. Democrats in Springfield are trying to kneecap the Republican with a burst of anti-charter legislation. Stuck in the jam is Mr. Quinn, who claims to be a reformer.

Democrats have introduced no fewer than 11 bills targeting charter schools, which have proliferated in Chicago and could mushroom statewide with more encouragement.

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