Bruce Rauner

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Quinn: Extending Income Tax Hike is ‘Tough Choice’

Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent will be a “tough choice” for Illinois lawmakers, but the issue could be even tougher for voters who’ll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.


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Quinn Budget Speech To Face Election Year Scrutiny

Gov. Pat Quinn’s state budget address this week could be the most crucial of his political career.


CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 4:  (L-R) Republican candidates for governor of Illinois, Bill Brady, Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard, and Bruce Rauner prepare to speak on March 4, 2014 at a public forum at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The debate was hosted at a University of Chicago venue, and the candidates answered a range of social questions from abortion to the death penalty. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Republican Gov. Candidates Debate Unions

One of the four Republican candidates has become vocal about his view of unions.


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Illinois Candidates for Governor Face Off in Debate

The four Republicans running for governor of Illinois will debate tonight in Chicago.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into Law

The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.


Term Limits For Illinois Lawmakers?

New analysis finds 60% in General Assembly wouldn’t be affected right away.


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Rutherford Warns of White, Christian Republican Party

“I’ve also said clearly that I don’t think that the Republican Party should be to the point of defining a good Republican, a bad Republican because of abortion, gay rights or guns.”


Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady

State Sen. Bill Brady Joins Race for Illinois Governor

State Sen. Bill Brady officially joined the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.


Bruce Rauner

Republican Race For Ill. Governor Heats Up

Candidate Bruce Rauner was criticized by fellow candidate Dan Rutherford, the state treasurer, for not facing citizens and the press when he announced his candidacy.