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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quinn answers your questions on income tax, other issues Sep 26, 2014 1:14 PM
    We asked readers for questions they'd like us to ask Gov. Pat Quinn. A lot of them asked us to question him about the income tax increase, which they thought would be temporary when it was approved in 2011. We did, and here's what he said on that and other questions.

  • Quinn, Rauner focus on suburbs as key to their campaigns Sep 24, 2014 9:17 AM
    Suburban voters can expect to see a lot of the two candidates for Illinois governor in the five weeks before Election Day. Both sides have crafted messages they hope will play in the suburbs as they target the independent-minded voters who live here and could be key to four years as governor.

  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers Sep 24, 2014 5:27 PM
    Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court agreement by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration amid a hiring scandal.

  • What should we ask Gov. Quinn? Sep 24, 2014 2:35 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn will be speaking to the Daily Herald Editorial Board Thursday. Help us design our questions for him.

  • Topinka deflects criticism, seeks second comptroller term Sep 23, 2014 10:13 PM
    Judy Baar Topinka says she likes public service after serving as state treasurer and now seeks a second term as state comptroller against opponent Democrat Sheila Simon. But the Republican from Riverside has fended off criticism from Simon on several issues, including trying to get her son a job.

  • Quinn, Rauner promote community investments Sep 24, 2014 9:14 AM
    Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns promoted community investments Monday, as Republican Bruce Rauner touted his philanthropic work in Chicago's black communities while Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made a series of stops announcing various state investments.

  • Big-money race could spark look at campaign finance laws Sep 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    The two candidates for governor appear headed to an Illinois record for compaign spending, and a suburban Democrat behind the state law that limits campaign donations in most races thinks it might be time to review the standards next year. “I don’t think we anticipated the full extent of this current gubernatorial election,” state Sen. Don Harmon said.

  • Quinn says there’s no pension ‘Plan B’ Sep 19, 2014 5:58 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois’ pension crisis despite urgent financial difficulties and signals the landmark law signed by the Chicago Democrat in 2013 could be found unconstitutional.

  • Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots Sep 18, 2014 7:23 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s international airports, but he wouldn’t stand in the way of adding casinos if local communities support it.

  • Judge rules Libertarian candidate can be on ballot Sep 18, 2014 5:37 PM
    A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party’s attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Jeb Bush stumps for Rauner Sep 18, 2014 5:57 PM
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was expected to headline a Thursday luncheon fundraiser for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, who’s trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

  • Quinn criticizes NFL owners with dig at Rauner Sep 17, 2014 7:05 PM
    The NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case cropped up in Illinois’ gubernatorial race Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn indirectly called on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to condemn domestic violence.

  • GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian off ballot Sep 17, 2014 11:08 PM
    A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot. Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley heard arguments Wednesday in Springfield over the appeal, in which the GOP attorneys question the validity of the voter signatures Chad Grimm, a Lake Zurich High School alumnus now living in Peoria, gathered to get on the ballot. Grimm could draw votes that otherwise would go to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner. Attorneys representing the Libertarians had asked a judge to dismiss the case, arguing the Sangamon County court did not have proper jurisdiction. The court overruled that motion on the grounds that the State Board of Elections meeting was held via video conference in Springfield as well as in Chicago. The State Board of Elections decided last month to allow Grimm to appear on the ballot alongside Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. At the same time, the board ruled that Green Party, Constitution and Independent candidates should not be included on the ballot because the parties gathered too few valid signatures. Democratic Party attorneys had challenged the validity of the signatures for the Green candidate, who could have taken votes away from Quinn.

  • Rauner: Let voters recall lawmakers Sep 17, 2014 4:54 PM
    Bruce Rauner wants to let voters recall lawmakers. Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to use recall as his shield against Rod Blagojevich connections, but the policy fits in with Rauner's anti-Springfield message.

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