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  • Rauner, Quinn trade accusations on transparency Jul 11, 2014 5:15 PM
    Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor’s race Friday as Republican Bruce Rauner accused Gov. Pat Quinn of hiding while federal officials investigate a 2010 anti-violence program and the Chicago Democrat’s campaign questioned Rauner’s financial dealings.

  • Report: Rauner firm gave contribution after deal Jul 9, 2014 7:48 PM
    A company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s investment firm started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract, according to a report published Wednesday in Crain’s Chicago Business.

  • Quinn makes Rauner’s tax returns a campaign issue Jul 8, 2014 9:17 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release complete income tax returns, saying Tuesday that the documents could reveal potential conflicts of interest or tax loopholes ahead of November. A spokesman for Rauner called the move 'a political stunt."

  • Voters as state elections loom: Can we just leave Illinois? Jul 7, 2014 7:00 PM
    The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another possible tax hike waiting for them after the November election. The bad mood surfaces in public-opinion polls that startle even the pollsters, with one survey showing that more people want to leave Illinois than anywhere else in the U.S.

  • Editorial: Frat party politics bad for Illinois Jul 3, 2014 10:32 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says voters deserve better than sophomoric gimmicks from the candidates for governor.

  • Quinn makes minor cuts to $35.7 billion budget Jun 30, 2014 5:03 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as “incomplete” for not extending a temporary income tax increase, setting off another back-and-forth with his Republican rival over how best to fix Illinois’ huge financial problems.

  • Fake news releases latest twist in governor’s race Jun 27, 2014 8:14 PM
    The latest campaign tactic in a heated race for Illinois governor — fake news releases — has drawn a scolding from the state’s highest-ranking Democrat. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday a fake press release sent by the Illinois Republican Party marked “a new low.” But it was Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign that started the shenanigans.

  • Gay marriage advocates criticize Rauner’s stance Jun 26, 2014 7:02 PM
    Gay rights supporters are using the upcoming Chicago Pride Parade to draw attention to Republican Bruce Rauner’s statements that he would have vetoed Illinois’ same-sex marriage bill.

  • Admission questions resurface for Rauner Jun 26, 2014 7:38 PM
    The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner’s daughter was admitted into an elite Chicago public school resurfaced in the Illinois governor’s race this week with a top school official and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn raising new questions.

  • Quinn dismisses Rauner’s business plan Jun 26, 2014 4:35 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn is brushing off proposals by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner that call for ending some corporate tax breaks and “special deals” he claims are unfair to families.

  • Quinn won’t testify about anti-violence program Jun 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says he has no intentions of testifying before a legislative commission about the scandal-laden anti-violence program he started in 2010.

  • Rauner proposes ending some corporate tax breaks Jun 25, 2014 9:49 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called Wednesday for ending certain corporate tax breaks and “special deals” he says are unfair to Illinois’ working families. The wealthy Winnetka businessman ripped Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for allowing tax incentives for companies that later laid off workers and tax “loopholes” for the oil industry and people who own yachts and jets.

  • Lawmaker signs most subpoenas for Quinn program Jun 24, 2014 8:25 PM
    Five former state officials under Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will be subpoenaed to testify about a troubled 2010 anti-violence program next month, but the rejection of two other subpoenas by a key Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday reignited claims of election year politics.

  • Event honoring Quinn raises ‘pay to play’ issues Jun 20, 2014 6:23 PM
    A lobbying firm with close ties to a key subcontractor hired to promote the nation’s health care law in Illinois is hosting a fundraiser for one of Gov. Pat Quinn’s top political donors, raising questions about “pay to play” politics amid the state’s highly competitive governor’s race.

  • Quinn’s running mate calls Rauner’s plan a ‘joke’ Jun 13, 2014 4:28 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, Paul Vallas, says Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut spending is a “joke.” The former Chicago Public Schools CEO held a news conference Friday to address Rauner’s proposals.

  • Quinn wins endorsements from clergy Jun 12, 2014 5:06 PM
    Several clergy and community leaders in the Chicago area have endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn in a tight gubernatorial race. Among those throwing their support behind the Democrat at an event Thursday in Chicago were the Rev. Albert Tyson and Bishop Claude Porter.

  • Rauner details cost-cutting ideas for Illinois Jun 12, 2014 7:07 PM
    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner on Thursday laid out the first specific cost-cutting proposals of his candidacy, saying Illinois could save hundreds of millions of dollars, including by selling most of its airplanes, merging the comptroller’s and treasurer’s offices and reforming the agency that oversees state property and purchasing.

  • Gay marriage becomes focus of governor’s race Jun 2, 2014 6:08 PM
    After weeks of focusing on Illinois’ mammoth financial problems, the governor’s race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state’s new law. Gov. Pat Quinn attended one wedding ceremony at a Chicago museum while advocates accused his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, of being against efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

  • Rauner: Term limits ballot question a ‘major step’ Jun 2, 2014 4:20 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says getting a question about legislative term limits on the November ballot is “a major step” in his effort to “shake up Springfield.”

  • Quinn says lawmakers didn’t ‘get the job done’ May 30, 2014 6:57 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn wanted to extend the state’s income tax increase to avoid budget cuts, including layoffs. However, lawmakers sent him a spending plan on Friday that Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue.

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