News

Quinn Investigations Could Make Campaign Challenging

Quinn Investigations Could Make Campaign Challenging

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

One political analyst says GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has an opportunity to capitalize in his campaign against Governor Pat Quinn after two separate investigations have been launched into the current administration’s practices.

The governor is on the defensive,” says UIS Political Science Professor Emeritus Kent Redfield. “He is not talking about positive things he is doing or problems with Rauner’s policy positions.  He is defending his honesty and I’m sure that is something he didn’t anticipate.”

Redfield says a probe by federal officials into IDOT hiring practices and how money was spent in the Neighborhood Restoration Initiative, a Chicago anti-violence program, could prove problematic during this campaign season.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield City Council Continues Food Truck Debate

Fresh
3-10-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council will continue discussions on whether or not to place more regulations on food trucks, and will do so with Ward Six Alderman Cory Jobe's amendment reducing how far away a truck must be from a brick-and-mortar restaurant down to 500 feet.

in Local

Springfield Unemployment Continues Decline

Fresh
jobs

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment continues to decline in Springfield and Sangamon County.

in Local

Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

sangamon_county_building_3

A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

in Local

Jobe Changes Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

jobeuber

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is tweaking his ordinance to restrict where food trucks can operate in Springfield in relation to existing brick and mortar restaurants.

in Local

Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

Tammy Duckworth

More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.