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  • Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider Oct 15, 2014 2:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center on Oct. 22 with Schneider and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • Obama plans push to help 7 Democratic governor hopefuls Oct 15, 2014 6:38 AM
    President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races, where Democrats’ prospects are looking up, while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate as midterm elections approach.

  • Governor debates Round 2: Are voters tired of sniping? Oct 14, 2014 5:03 AM
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner meet for their second televised debate in Chicago Tuesday. If last week's first round was an indicator, each candidate might try to persuade voters the other would be a nightmare governor. Will the sniping work? “With all of this negative stuff, I don't like anyone anymore," a Palatine resident said. "It just makes me not want to vote.”

  • Quinn doesn’t stand by tax-extension timetable Oct 14, 2014 10:20 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday declined to repeat his assertion to the Daily Herald that he’d try to extend the state’s 2011 tax increase right after the November election. “It’s going to happen in 2014, in November and December,” Quinn said in September. Rauner sharply criticized Quinn Tuesday for not directly answering when asked when he’d seek to move forward with extending the tax rate.

  • Rauner explains ‘right to work zones’ Oct 13, 2014 5:07 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his idea to create “right to work zones” also means designating areas where businesses face fewer “tax and regulatory burdens.” But the idea and its name are raising eyebrows in union-friendly Illinois.

  • Biden plans to show in suburbs for Schneider Oct 13, 2014 7:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden is set to join the parade of national Democrats flooding Illinois to help the party’s candidates when he stumps for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in the suburbs next week.

  • 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.

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