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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sun-Times reporter quits over paper's handling of story Oct 23, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Chicago Sun-Times' longtime Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney has stepped down after the paper put him on leave following a tough story about Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, he posted online Wednesday.

     
  • Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 6:49 PM
    The giggling toddlers and energetic dancers who normally would occupy Vernon Hills’ Sullivan Community Center on Wednesday will make way for a political rally featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is coming to the center on Aspen Drive in the afternoon to stump for some fellow Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot.

     
  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Oct 21, 2014 10:08 AM
    As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour. First, though, they are out to help themselves. For getting out the vote, the issue is “a winner with everybody in our state,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, who said he urged party leaders to put it on the ballot.

     
  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin Oct 21, 2014 6:23 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner give voters feisty last look in final debate Oct 21, 2014 4:58 AM
    The debate between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner ended a rough-and-tumble series of televised meetings with a feisty finale. Quinn sought to portray Rauner as a wealthy businessman with a dozen bankruptcies among the companies he invested in, and Rauner worked to paint Quinn as an ineffective, repeating the words “failed” and “failure” at nearly every turn.

     
  • Quinn, Rauner final debate: Replay on TV at 10:35 tonight Oct 20, 2014 8:41 PM
    As early voters start heading to the polls on Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will make their closing arguments to the public in the final televised debate before Election Day. When the two face off on Monday night at 8 p.m., it will be the last chance for the sparring gubernatorial candidates to each make his case to the voters in what has become and expensive and bitter campaign.

     
  • Former U.S. attorney to look into Rauner-reporter controversy Oct 19, 2014 3:53 PM
    Chicago Sun-Times Capitol bureau chief Dave McKinney has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Collins to look into whether Bruce Rauner’s campaign tried to influence the longtime reporter’s employment because of a story.

     
  • Bill Clinton to address workers at Quinn rally Oct 19, 2014 3:31 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton will stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois’ economic “comeback” when he addresses workers and business and labor leaders Tuesday.

     
  • Quinn: Bill Clinton expected in Chicago next week Oct 17, 2014 5:40 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says former President Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago next week. Quinn told reporters Friday that he and Clinton share an alma mater of Georgetown University. He says Clinton will talk about what they learned there about growing an economy by investing in people and taking “care of everyone.”

     
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