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  • Rauner tours Elk Grove factory, talks jobs Sep 16, 2014 5:38 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday morning to tour a local manufacturing company and talk about his plans to help Illinois businesses before making a statement on medical marijuana in Chicago.

     
  • Governor candidates focus on business, hiring Sep 15, 2014 9:18 PM
    Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting “from fraud” and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn’s Department of Transportation a “scam.”

     
  • Rauner's education plan raises eyebrows Sep 15, 2014 2:50 PM
    Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.

     
  • Quinn says monitor not needed to oversee state hiring Sep 15, 2014 9:55 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn contended in a federal court filing late Monday that a court-appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans, as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney.

     
  • Rauner touts business endorsement in Batavia Sep 12, 2014 6:29 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner stopped at FlagSource in Batavia Friday to announce the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a large group representing small businesses.

     
  • Illinois still employs 173 ‘improper’ state hires Sep 12, 2014 9:32 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state ethics watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner spar over supposed lawmaker “bribes” Sep 9, 2014 7:23 PM
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn accused Republican opponent Bruce Rauner of giving lawmakers campaign cash in exchange for votes against legislation Tuesday, but Republicans argue it was Quinn who gave Democrats state jobs after they voted to raise taxes.

     
  • Rauner’s ed plan focused on teachers, funding Sep 8, 2014 4:33 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner outlined an education reform plan Monday that touched on teacher merit pay, overhauling tenure and changing the state’s school funding formal, but the proposal didn’t contain specifics on what exactly he would change or how he would accomplish them.

     
  • Rauner’s plan would change education funding formula Sep 8, 2014 6:40 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner outlined an education reform plan Monday that touched on teacher merit pay, overhauling tenure and changing the state’s school funding formula, but the proposal didn’t contain specifics on what exactly he would change or how he would accomplish his goals.

     
  • Ditka returns to political fray in Rauner ad Sep 8, 2014 4:41 PM
    Republican Bruce Rauner’s campaign debuted an ad during Sunday’s Bears game showing Ditka praising the Winnetka businessman’s toughness. But almost exactly four years ago, it was Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn who released a Ditka video to try to bolster his hopes.

     
  • Quinn wants new review of IDOT hiring Sep 5, 2014 9:11 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he’ll ask the Illinois Department of Transportation’s secretary for a new review of hiring connected to a position that’s been the subject of an investigative report and federal lawsuit.

     
  • Rauner gives nearly $1 million to credit union, foundation Sep 5, 2014 6:32 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has invested nearly $1 million in a credit union aimed at providing loans to small, black-owned businesses on Chicago’s South Side.

     
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign Aug 28, 2014 5:08 PM
    Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling are putting their money behind Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

     
  • Special on governor's race: Quinn, Rauner plans in their own words Aug 28, 2014 2:02 PM
    Special to the Daily Herald: Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner offer their visions for Illinois' economic future. See their columns outlining their economic proposals for the next four years.

     
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes Aug 28, 2014 7:36 PM
    The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax some services will help wealthy people like Rauner but hurt hardworking families, and the Republican businessman calling Quinn’s efforts to address improper political hiring “a charade.”

     
  • Quinn says agencies must follow hiring rules Aug 26, 2014 4:57 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor’s office favors.

     
  • Biden stumps for Quinn, higher wages Aug 25, 2014 5:26 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago to make a push for the minimum wage and fundraise for Gov. Pat Quinn. Biden participated Monday in a discussion with business owners, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Quinn about raising wages.

     
  • Biden, Christie campaign in Illinois governor’s race Aug 25, 2014 6:54 PM
    The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumping for the Chicago Democrat’s challenger, Republican Bruce Rauner.

     
  • Libertarian allowed on gubernatorial ballot Aug 22, 2014 8:35 PM
    The Illinois State Board of Elections voted Friday that Libertarian candidates for governor and lieutenant governor can appear on the ballot Nov. 4.

     
  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years Aug 22, 2014 7:29 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state’s top investigator decreed in a report released Friday.

     
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