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

19 hours ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

wtax 011015

An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.

19 hours ago in Local

Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

gavel2

Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

19 hours ago in Local

Amtrak, Illinois Reach Deal to Maintain Instate Service

amtrak

The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

1 day ago in Local

State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

Illinois State Museum

Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

1 day ago in Local

Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

Cammie Kelly

Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.