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  • Governor’s race: Rauner an outsider? Or a rich man pulling strings? Oct 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    In the race for governor, who is the real reformer? Here's the case Bruce Rauner makes for his outsiderishness. “I’m not part of the system, and I can stand up and fight against it,” he says.

     
  • The race for governor: Is Quinn a reformer? Or longtime insider? Oct 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    In the race for governor, who is the real reformer? Here's the case Pat Quinn makes for his outsiderishness. “People know I work hard and I sweat," he said. "Everything I do (is) to help the common good.”

     
  • Rauner releases tax returns: $61 million in 2013 income Oct 10, 2014 10:00 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Friday released parts of his 2013 federal and state income tax returns, which showed that the multimillionaire and his wife, Diana, earned nearly $61 million last year.

     
  • Riopell: A little could mean a lot to Libertarian Party Oct 10, 2014 5:27 AM
    Consider his task: The leader of the DuPage Libertarians and the party's statewide field organizer is trying to, among other things, get a meager 5 percent of Illinois voters to pick Chad Grimm of Peoria for governor.

     
  • Dold and Schneider to appear at forum Saturday in Grayslake Oct 9, 2014 4:09 PM
    Congressional hopefuls Brad Schneider and Robert Dold will be among the candidates at a political forum Saturday in Grayslake. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Paul Vallas, also are scheduled to attend.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on taxes, economy Oct 10, 2014 5:31 AM
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner continued their monthslong battle over taxes and the economy in their first televised debate, questioning each other’s leadership skills and disagreeing sharply on the election’s key issues. Rauner talked of lower taxes, Quinn pushed an increase in the minimum wage, and both argued he’d be the man that spends more money on public schools.

     
  • Ex-Quinn aide testifies in probe Oct 9, 2014 8:41 PM
    The boundaries between state government and political campaigns came into question Thursday as state lawmakers grilled Gov. Pat Quinn’s ex-chief of staff during a hearing about a former anti-violence program that was troubled.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner to debate on TV tonight Oct 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner will debate in Peoria today in an event that is scheduled to be broadcast in the Chicago area at 8 p.m. on WTTW-Channel 11.

     
  • Former Quinn chief turns over emails to lawmakers Oct 8, 2014 5:47 PM
    Lawmakers investigating Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program are examining subpoenaed documents during a two-day public hearing.

     
  • Clinton appears briefly with Quinn Oct 8, 2014 10:27 PM
    Hillary Rodham Clinton lent a hand to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign Wednesday with a fundraiser and a quick, controlled public appearance in a chat over coffee.

     
  • Ex-director says Quinn’s anti-violence program mostly sound Oct 8, 2014 8:40 PM
    The former agency head overseeing Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program gave state lawmakers a contrasting picture Wednesday, saying the 2010 initiative largely worked, creating jobs and opportunities during a violent time for the Chicago area.

     
  • Quinn looks to Obamas for momentum Oct 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn welcomes a second round of Democratic heavy hitters to Illinois this week in hopes national star power from his home state brings momentum to his campaign as it enters the last month. Republicans, meanwhile, say challenger Bruce Rauner has energized the party.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner disagree on gun control Oct 7, 2014 5:50 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are both unhappy with the concealed carry legislation that is now the law in Illinois, but that’s where their agreement on Second Amendment issues ends. The candidates laid out their positions on that,assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, background checks and more during recent Daily Herald endorsement sessions.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner open to new gambling Oct 5, 2014 7:00 AM
    A yearslong debate over whether Arlington International Racecourse should have slot machines and Lake County and Chicago should have casinos is likely to continue under the next governor, no matter who it is. Both Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his challenger, Republican Bruce Rauner, recently told the Daily Herald editorial board they are open to the idea of adding more gambling options in Illinois, including in the suburbs.

     
  • Our endorsement: Rauner for governor and change Oct 13, 2014 11:28 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Bruce Rauner to be the next governor of Illinois.

     
  • First lady to urge Quinn supporters to vote early Oct 3, 2014 6:01 PM
    Michelle Obama will encourage supporters of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to cast their ballots early this year. The first lady is scheduled to hold a Tuesday rally for Quinn at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner try to seize advantage from business group’s non-endorsement Oct 3, 2014 2:19 PM
    Winnetka Republican Bruce Rauner has worked to highlight his business background in his race against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, but the political arm of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association decided not to back either candidate and voiced concerns about both.

     
  • Obama stumps for Quinn during Chicago visit Oct 2, 2014 4:42 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn got some help from his friend President Barack Obama on Thursday as the Democratic governor fights to hold on to his office for a second term. Obama attended a high-priced fundraiser in Chicago for Quinn, who’s in the midst of a tough and costly re-election bid against wealthy Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.

     
  • Chad Grimm: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Chad Grimm, running for Governor

     
  • Pat Quinn: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:51 PM
    Candidate information for Pat Quinn, running for Governor

     
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