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  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    GOP hopefuls for governor less fiery in debateMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party's nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Brady hits Dillard over union backingMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Bill Brady criticized state Sen. Kirk Dillard's union backing in the governor's race Tuesday, saying Dillard should “come clean about what kind of deal he cut” with Illinois' largest state workers union. Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, denied making any promises to union supporters, who added $400,000 to his campaign coffers Tuesday.

     
  • Quinn attends California fundraiser for re-electionMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign is getting an out-of-state boost. The Chicago Democrat flew to Los Angeles on Friday for a fundraiser attended by actors and others in the movie industry.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    GOP governor candidates hit the road for final pushMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    With a week to go before the primary, the GOP candidates for governor are crisscrossing Illinois to make their final pitches to voters in person as their TV spots duel on the airwaves.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    GOP primary for governor: Echoes of 2010 with twistMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Three of the four Republican candidates for the March 18 primary for governor point to their actions in 2010 as why they're the party's best option to regain control of the top elected post in Illinois, and the other candidate has waged a war against the political establishment. They all want a shot at a likely brutal, expensive summer and fall campaign to occupy the governor's mansion.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    If term limits were in Springfield, a third of legislators would have to leaveMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican Bruce Rauner’s push to limit state lawmakers’ careers at the Illinois Capitol to eight years would have disqualified more than a third of those serving now if it was in effect, an idea that rankles members of both parties. “It’s like a sporting team,” said 17-year state Sen. Terry Link, a Waukegan Democrat. “Do you want a team to come out, a baseball team to come out with 25 rookies?

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor raceMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Public employee and teacher union support for state Sen. Kirk Dillard's campaign for governor has turned into TV ads with less than two weeks to go until the March 18 primary. The unions have given Dillard the campaign cash he's needed to air his own TV spot starting this week, and a third-party group that had been running an anyone-but-Bruce Rauner campaign in past weeks has now begun airing spots in support of Dillard in the four-way GOP race.

     
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    Jim Ryan endorses DillardMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    State. Sen. Kirk Dillard won another major endorsement to be the Republican candidate for governor, this time from former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Governor candidates debate unions' roleMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A major union's endorsement became a central focus of a debate between the Republican candidates for Illinois governor on Wednesday, prompting questions about the contenders' GOP credentials, accusations of “selling out” taxpayers and pointed exchanges over the role of organized labor in the state's politics.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Dillard gets AFSCME endorsementMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard today won the backing of the state’s largest state employees’ union, giving him a trifecta of endorsements from Illinois’ most powerful public sector unions. The endorsement from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees comes days after Dillard was backed by the Illinois Federation of teachers and weeks after the Illinois Education Association’s endorsement.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    'No clear winner' in governor debate, experts sayMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite some pointed questions and critical remarks, there was no knockout punch in Tuesday's televised candidate forum featuring the four Republicans running for governor, experts said. “There was no clear winner,” said Sharon Alter, professor emeritus of history and political science at Harper College. “Nobody made any mistakes.”

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    GOP governor hopefuls talk social issues in debateMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The four Republicans running for Illinois governor delved into social issues during a televised debate Tuesday, a shift in the increasingly intense primary campaign that has focused largely on the state’s financial issues. All the candidates — state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford — said they would reinstate Illinois’ death penalty, which was abolished in 2011.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in the March 18 primary.

    Rauner spreading money around other candidates, groupsMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    As Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner continues to pump more of his own money into his primary run for governor, he’s also been spreading the wealth to candidates and Republican organizations across the suburbs and state, perhaps winning influence that might pay off later. Since the start of last year, Rauner and his wife have given more than $275,000 to Republican candidates, GOP groups and conservative causes, state campaign records show.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014

    Dillard wins backing of second teachers unionMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard picked up the backing of another group of educators Sunday as the 100,000-member Illinois Federation of Teachers announced it is endorsing the Hinsdale Republican in his bid for governor. The IFT joins the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and Illinois Education Association in supporting Dillard, who faces state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner and State Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa in the March 18 primary.

     
  • Two weeks before Election Day, early voting startsFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Early voting starts Monday. So if you have something to do March 18 — or otherwise need an excuse to get out of work for a few minutes — you can go cast a ballot in person well in advance, then press fast forward on your DVR during political ads guilt-free the rest of the spring.

     
  • Quinn redirects party campaign funds to charityFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Mike Frerichs redirected campaign money to charities after it was revealed earlier this week that a Democratic county organization led by a state employee contributed to their campaigns.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    GOP candidates have much to lose — and gain — from televised debateFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Is it Bruce Rauner's debate to lose Thursday on ABC or the other candidates' to win? The first Chicago televised showdown between the GOP gubernatorial hopefuls could be a turning point for one of the four. “People should tune in because it's Rauner's to lose,” said Sharon Alter, professor emeritus of history and political science at Harper College.

     
  • Republican gubernatorial candidates from left, state Sen. Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Bill Brady debated Thursday in Chicago.

    Governor candidates sharpen attacks on eve of early votingFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    With a few days to go before early voting starts in Illinois, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady sharpened their attacks tonight at the first televised Chicago-area debate in the Republican primary race for governor. Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, pointed to his own legal experience, as well as Brady’s and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s business experience, to push back against the career politician label Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner has tried to stick onto the other three.

     
  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014.

    Tune in here for coverage of tonight's GOP governor debateFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Watch here at 7 p.m. today for coverage of the Illinois Republican governor candidates' debate. Daily Herald Political Editor Mike Riopell will keep you updated on Twitter during the debate @DHstatehouse, and we'll compile all that's on social media and publish it here on this page.

     
  • State Sen. Kirk Dillard announces the endorsement of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Wednesday at the Illinois Capitol.

    Dillard gets retired teachers’ backingFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, touted an endorsement Wednesday from the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, further looking to educators to help carry his primary campaign for governor. “They’re a motivated voting group this time around,” Dillard said.

     
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