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  • 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.

  • Quinn touts job news ahead of election Oct 28, 2014 5:28 PM
    Illinois this week received a three-part dose of news about new jobs and economic expansion a week before a gubernatorial election in which the state’s business climate has been at issue.

  • 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.

  • Gasp! Rauner orders ketchup on hot dog Oct 28, 2014 8:11 PM
    Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped at a Portillo’s in Vernon Hills today and committed what some believe to be a cardinal Chicago sin: He ordered ketchup on a hot dog.

  • Rauner tours suburbs, Quinn touts Amazon coming to Illinois Oct 28, 2014 7:09 PM
    The governor candidates today traded punches over a disease that hasn’t infected anyone in Illinois and a company that plans to build a warehouse in the state next year. Republican Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, met commuters in Arlington Heights and reiterated his support for a travel ban from Ebola-ridden countries. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn announced online retail giant Amazon will open a large facility in Illinois next year that will hire 1,000 people.

  • Governor candidates stump on jobs Oct 27, 2014 4:34 PM
    Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates are focusing on the economy, with Gov. Pat Quinn touting his jobs record and Republican Bruce Rauner stopping at Chicago-area businesses.

  • Bidens rally for Illinois Democrats on Monday Oct 27, 2014 5:54 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are in Illinois campaigning for Democrats ahead of the Nov. 4 election. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s campaign says Jill Biden attended a morning coffee event with him and approximately 100 women at a Northbrook deli on Monday.

  • Quinn, Rauner not so different on some issues, despite ads Oct 26, 2014 7:45 AM
    A look behind the aggressive ads shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner spinning some common ground on issues into big differences, yet still providing very different views of how they’d run government.

  • Governor candidates court female voters Oct 24, 2014 9:39 PM
    The candidates for Illinois governor tried to garner support from female voters Friday as Gov. Pat Quinn hosted an event for noted feminist Gloria Steinem and Republican Bruce Rauner’s wife was scheduled for a round of television interviews.

  • Judge names monitor for IDOT hiring Oct 24, 2014 6:41 PM
    A federal judge has named the same attorney who oversaw hiring in the city of Chicago to monitor hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation.

  • Next Illinois governor faces tough decisions Oct 24, 2014 5:08 AM
    As the candidates for Illinois governor make their final pitches to voters with two weeks to go until Election Day, it's clear the winner faces four years littered with big issues and tough decisions. And Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn or Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will be in the thick of it.

  • Illinois GOP files lawsuit over poll practices Oct 23, 2014 4:33 PM
    Illinois Republicans are asking for court intervention in Rock Island County because, they say, proper election procedure isn’t being followed.

  • Quinn says he’ll comply with hiring monitor Oct 23, 2014 7:04 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll comply with a court-ordered monitor to review hiring at his administration’s Department of Transportation. The order comes less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring Oct 22, 2014 6:57 PM
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation, a setback for the Democrat running for re-election largely on how he navigated Illinois away from ethical problems.

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