Election 2014


Oberweis Courts Black Vote

"Pastor on the roof" backs Republican

Quinn and Obama

Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday


Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

No Lame Duck Tax Increase, Says Rauner

Rauner does not want repeat of 2011


McFarland Enters City Council Race, Seeks Ward 4 Seat

A school board member is switching it up next year -- running instead for Ward 4 on the city council.


Rauner Proposes Ban on Outside Employment for Legislative Leaders; Leaders Aren’t Sold

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner doesn't want state legislative leaders to hold outside jobs


Rauner: Easing Up on Pot Might Be OK; Banning Assault Weapons Is Not

Specifics on Rauner's crime strategy lacking

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Statewide Millennial Convention: Quinn, Rauner Make Their Case

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner campaign to young voters.


Quinn Favors Marijuana Decriminalization

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in favor of Illinois following in the footsteps of Washington State and Colorado when it comes to marijuana.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Agrees to Stall Dismissal of IDOT Workers

Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoffs.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner Turns to Past for New Ad

Early release program criticized

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Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

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Christie Returns, Stumps for Rauner in Chicago

The leader of the Republican Governors’ Association considers the governor’s race in Illinois the most important in the country.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner: I’m Better Than Quinn for Black Business

Says he hired many African-Americans when he ran GTCR

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Quinn, Rauner Disagree on Meaning of Latest NRI Subpoenas

Quinn: Same info sought Rauner: Orange jumpsuit in Quinn's future?

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A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.


Rauner Is Not Impressed with Airport Slot Machines

Gambling is addictive and can hurt families, he says

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