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  • 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

  • Bruce Rauner: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Bruce Rauner, running for Governor

  • Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe Sep 30, 2014 5:47 PM
    A bipartisan panel of lawmakers plans to resume its probe next week of a troubled anti-violence program overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman says he and panel co-chair, Democratic state Rep. Frank Mautino, have informed subpoenaed witnesses of their duty to appear at hearings on Oct. 8 and 9 in Chicago.

  • Quinn leans on top Democratic support Sep 30, 2014 10:31 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy-hitting Democrats with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month.

  • President Obama headed home to Chicago this week Sep 30, 2014 5:33 PM
    President Barack Obama is headed home to Chicago to speak at Northwestern University and stump for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The White House said Tuesday that Obama would travel to Chicago on Wednesday and stay the night.

  • Quinn touts support from women without Steinem Sep 26, 2014 6:20 PM
    Famed women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem did not make it to Chicago as scheduled Friday to personally endorse Gov. Pat Quinn in a tough re-election race, but her support allowed the Democrat to tout his support from women anyway.

  • Rauner: Specifics on property taxes will be worked out after election Sep 27, 2014 7:34 AM
    Republican Bruce Rauner said he’ll work with lawmakers after the election to decide how to deliver on his campaign promise to “freeze property taxes,” leaving voters without details until then.

  • Bruce Rauner answers your questions Sep 26, 2014 9:35 PM
    A lot of readers asked us to question Bruce Rauner about how he will apply his experience in the private sector to the governor's office. We did and here’s what he said to that.

  • Obama to campaign with Quinn next week Sep 26, 2014 4:48 PM
    President Barack Obama is expected to be in Chicago next week to support Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election bid. White House officials said Friday Obama will fly to Chicago on Wednesday night. He’s expected to attend a fundraiser and an official event on Thursday before returning to Washington.

  • Help us question Rauner Sep 25, 2014 2:54 PM
    Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be speaking with the Daily Herald Editorial Board on Friday. Help us design our list of questions for him.

  • Quinn: I’ll pass income tax plan in lame duck session Sep 26, 2014 4:56 AM
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn wants his tax plans put into action right after the Nov. 4 election, echoing his key campaign argument that the state can’t afford to let income taxes drop as scheduled at the end of the year. “I’m going to win this election, again, with truth-telling,” he said.

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