| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Back in 1996, Atlanta-based dental insurer CompDent Corp. bought an Illinois competitor called Dental Care Plus Management Corp., a seemingly run-of-the mill business deal that would be long forgotten if it weren't now reverberating through the Republican...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Almost a month ago, Bruce Rauner pledged at a Downstate candidates’ forum that if elected governor he would slash the state’s minimum wage by $1 to make it equal to the federal rate in an effort to make Illinois more economically competitive....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Religious groups opposed to gay marriage rallied Wednesday at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to reject a measure that would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Illinois.
The gathering came one day after gay marriage...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Wealthy Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is adding $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, an amount that will trigger a provision allowing his three GOP rivals and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to raise unlimited amounts from contributors.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Rick Pearson reports 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. The war-chest balances...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically.
More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
| 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,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The Cook County Republican Party, beset by a lack of money, internal feuding and a long losing streak, has endorsed wealthy Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner for governor in the March primary election.
But the impact of the county GOP backing, announced...
| 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...