The four Republicans running for governor of Illinois will debate tonight in Chicago.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is denying all the allegations in a lawsuit filed against him by one of his former employees.
Illinois’ Republican Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his gubernatorial campaign raked in nearly $393,000 during the final three months of 2013.
The hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.
The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.
“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.”
State Sen. Bill Brady officially joined the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.
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.
Republican from Pontiac is currently the state treasurer.
State treasurer Dan Rutherford says it only adds to the amount of interest the state will have to pay as it borrows more money.