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  • Wheaton’s Sanguinetti will lead Rauner transition team Nov 5, 2014 5:21 PM
    Republican Bruce Rauner named his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti of Wheaton, to lead his transition team to the governor’s office.

  • Quinn: It’s clear we do not have the votes to win Nov 5, 2014 5:41 PM
    Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has conceded his re-election campaign to Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, setting up the first transition in a dozen years to a Republican in the governor’s mansion.

  • Rauner might start lonely at the top Nov 5, 2014 5:20 PM
    Despite his decisive win throughout the collar counties, Rauner’s political coattails were short. Suburban Democrats in the Illinois House kept their seats, so Rauner will have to deal with a group of lawmakers less receptive to his ideas than he'd hoped.

  • 5 reasons why Quinn lost Nov 5, 2014 4:22 PM
    More than 20 hours after the polls closed, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded he lost his race against Republican businessman Bruce Rauner. Why did he lose? Here are five reasons.

  • 5 reasons why Rauner won Nov 5, 2014 4:23 PM
    Big margins in the suburbs and downstate Illinois carried the day for Winnetka Republican Bruce Rauner over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. But why did Rauner win voters over? Here are five reasons.

  • Governors: Wisconsin’s Walker bests Democrat Burke Nov 4, 2014 11:54 PM
    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition from organized labor for his third election victory in four years — and clearing the way for a potential presidential campaign in 2016. Walker’s victory in Wisconsin was part of a larger Republican sweep in governor’s races across the country.

  • Images: Election Night in the suburbs Nov 5, 2014 12:49 AM
    Images of Election Night in the suburbs of Chicago. Voters selected members of Congress, State Senators and Representatives, and county-level leaders .

  • Rauner claims victory, Quinn says not so fast Nov 5, 2014 1:36 AM
    Winnetka businessman and first-time candidate Bruce Rauner claimed victory as Illinois’ first Republican governor in a dozen years. But Quinn didn’t concede.

  • Images: Bruce Rauner Claims Victory in Race for Governor Nov 5, 2014 1:12 AM
    Images of Election Night as Bruce Rauner claimed victory over Pat Quinn in the race for Governor of the State of Illinois.

  • Analysis: Big numbers in suburbs mean big Rauner win Nov 5, 2014 10:22 AM
    “The suburbs were absolutely critical” in Bruce Rauner's win, said state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine. Rauner's big margins in the collar counties far oupaced the 2010 GOP effort.

  • Governor candidates make final appeal for votes Nov 3, 2014 8:48 PM
    From restaurants to airports, the candidates for Illinois governor made a frenzy of statewide campaign stops Monday in a final appeal to voters in one of the nation’s most competitive gubernatorial matchups. Both Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner greeted the Chicago breakfast crowd before launching plane tours and evening rallies ahead of Tuesday’s election, which also features a U.S. Senate race, hotly contested congressional matchups and five ballot measures.

  • Social issues take back seat in governor’s race Nov 1, 2014 11:53 PM
    Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the backburner for much of the Illinois governor’s race, with candidates more focused on the state’s dire fiscal problems.

  • Democrats dig deep to keep governor’s office Oct 31, 2014 6:49 PM
    At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year’s race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet. But Gov. Pat Quinn is battling to survive against Republican Bruce Rauner.

  • Edgar to campaign with Rauner Oct 31, 2014 6:46 PM
    Former Gov. Jim Edgar will campaign with fellow Republican Bruce Rauner as Rauner makes his final push to become Illinois’ next governor. Edgar is scheduled to join Rauner Monday in Bloomington, Springfield, Moline, Rockford and the Chicago suburbs.

  • Quinn, Rauner talk jobs, early voting Friday Oct 31, 2014 5:19 PM
    The candidates for Illinois governor are spending the final days before the Nov. 4 election at events in the Chicago area portraying themselves as the best choice for job creation.

  • Quinn campaign to focus on ‘sporadic’ voters Oct 30, 2014 7:12 PM
    Field director Nellie Sires says the campaign is confident Gov. Pat Quinn will be helped by early and mail-in votes. The campaign also will be encouraging trips to the polls by Democrats who don’t faithfully show up every election cycle.

  • Rauner says women will decide governor’s race Oct 30, 2014 7:13 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race between him and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The Winnetka businessman and his wife, Diana, appeared at a Chicago women’s event on Thursday to encourage get-out-the-vote efforts ahead of next Tuesday’s election.

  • No school in Waukegan Thursday Oct 29, 2014 9:38 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday moved to intervene in the nearly monthlong Waukegan teacher strike, telling Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico to try to strike a deal. But an accord still hadn’t been reached as of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Waukegan Unit District 60, and there is no school on Thursday.

  • Rauner tours Wheeling plant; Quinn at fertilizer factory site Oct 29, 2014 7:01 PM
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner made a stop Wednesday at the Penray Co. in Wheeling, where he called incumbent Pat Quinn “the worst governor in America” and held a short question-and-answer session with workers. Quinn, meanwhile, was downstate touting a new fertilizer plant that will employ 175 people.

  • Libertarian gets union cash in governor’s race Oct 28, 2014 2:56 PM
    The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor is receiving financial help from an unexpected source — one of the unions campaigning against Republican Bruce Rauner.

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