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Tax and Budget Center: Rauner’s Numbers Don’t Work

Martire can't find more than $700M to offset $8B in cuts

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Feisty Governor’s Race On Display at Ed. Board Meeting

The tone during the nearly 90-minute debate-style meeting before the Chicago Tribune's editorial board was a clear sign the gloves are off.

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Rauner Promises to Improve K-12 Education

Plan is short on specifics

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Another Name on the Ballot Next Spring

Another familiar name will be on next April's ballot

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Durbin: We Have to Scratch the “Itch”

Senior senator admits Dems have a fight on their hands this November

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.

Bruce Rauner: Attempting To Paint Himself As Frugal

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attempts to show frugality after being accused of being too rich to be governor.

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Hope for School Funding Overhaul

Plan stalled in 2014 spring session

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Vallas: Rauner “Too Rich” To Be Governor

The subtext of Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election strategy has been made explicit by his running mate.

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Simpson Announces Springfield Mayoral Bid

Standing before a handful of people in a parking lot surrounded by blighted buildings, Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson announced she's running for Mayor in the 2015 election.

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State Chamber Goes for Cross

Group's first endorsement in an Illinois treasurer's race

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Schimpf: AG Madigan Has NRI Conflict of Interest

Lisa Madigan had connections to NRI oversight group

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Rauner: Quinn Fails Illinois Vets

Could IDOT scandal have shorted some veterans?

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Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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The $8.25-an-Hour Governor

Full-time worker takes home $79 a week

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.

Rauner Denies Connection to Intimidation by Private Investigators

Bruce Rauner says he had nothing to do with armed investigators coming up to people who signed nominating petitions for the Libertarian Party.

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Stating Their Case, but Not Face to Face

Bloomington is the farthest south the two pairs could get until Election Day

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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.

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