| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Wealthy equity investor Bruce Rauner has raised more than $3.3 million since he jumped into the Republican governor's race in March — nearly double the cash collected by three main rivals combined.
State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:32 AM
State Sen. Bill Brady voted in November for tax subsidies that helped revive his family's struggling real estate investment in a central Illinois town, raising issues of potential conflict of interest as Brady seeks the Republican nomination for governor....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn launched Illinois’ epic attempt to bail itself out of a $100 billion public employee pension debt Thursday, signing into law an ambitious financial, legal and political effort to restore the state’s tumbling credit ratings and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan played a little role reversal Thursday, proposing to cut in half the state income tax on corporations, a move that could further frame this year’s elections along economic lines as Democrats try to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If Chicago-area voters think they've seen a lot of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on television lately, there's a reason: He's spent nearly $1.5 million on ads that began in mid-November and will wrap up before Christmas.
Laid end to end,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The issue of broadening the state sales tax by applying it to services divided the Republican candidates for governor Tuesday.
State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and equity investor Bruce Rauner indicated they’d consider the idea as part of a...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Outspent and out-fundraised by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s campaign, three rivals are trying to use his stumbling over Illinois’ minimum wage to better position themselves with little more than two months until the primary...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
PEORIA — The four candidates for the Illinois Republican governor nomination used a Downstate debate Thursday night to try to sell themselves as the most electable party standard bearer in a November showdown against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale paid more than $76,000 in federal and state income taxes last year, according to documents his campaign provided.
The state senator released the cover pages from his federal and state income tax...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Three Republican governor candidates took veiled shots at rival Bruce Rauner’s bravado in pledging to take on House Speaker Michael Madigan, each noting they have to work with the powerful Democrat to move the state forward.
The comments from...