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Bill Brady

After Illinois GOP loss, Brady's next step unclear

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  | Bill Brady doesn't say much yet about what he might do next after losing in the Republican primary for governor.

March 22, 2014 12:00 am

Big GOP donors leaning to Rauner for 2014

CHICAGO | Anxious to clear a path back to the governor's office, some of the Illinois Republican party's deepest-pocketed donors are abandoning candidates they previously supported with five- and six-figure donations and directing their money to the only political newcomer in the race — vent…

August 18, 2013 8:30 pm
No Schock: Decision doesn't faze fellow Republicans

No Schock: Decision doesn't faze fellow Republicans

SPRINGFIELD | U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s decision to forgo a run for Illinois governor cut to four the number of Republicans publicly mulling a bid for the state’s top office in 2014.

April 27, 2013 9:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: You can't say you weren't warned about cuts

MARK KIESLING: You can't say you weren't warned about cuts

"Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has become a blowhard that (sic) has no credibility in the General Assembly."

September 07, 2011 12:00 am

Gun laws could be in spotlight in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Gun rights supporters think they have momentum on their side this year to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

March 06, 2011 11:45 am

Legislature's lame-duck agenda is packed

Christmas may be over, but there is still one big package left to be unwrapped in Springfield.

January 03, 2011 12:00 am

After election, Brady looks to the future

It was a slow day in the downstate office of state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who came achingly close to his dream of becoming Illinois governor.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am

With election over, Quinn re-hires former top aide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Three months after he voluntarily resigned over an apparent breach of state ethics rules, a former top aide to Gov. Pat Quinn is headed back to the state payroll.

November 23, 2010 11:08 am

Brady returns to Capitol

SPRINGFIELD | Republican Bill Brady was back in the Capitol Tuesday, looking at two more years in the Illinois Senate, rather than four years in the Executive Mansion.

November 17, 2010 12:00 am

‘Hot-button' issues pack veto session

SPRINGFIELD | Just as gamblers count cards to win against the house, some Illinois lawmakers are counting votes to win over the House.

November 16, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn says appointee's position under review

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn says he will decide soon what to do with a member of the state's prisoner review board who hasn't worked in over a year because of illness.

November 12, 2010 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Quinn's "mandate" is anything but

Republican Bill Brady's campaign for Illinois governor said that a vote for Democrat Pat Quinn was a vote for higher taxes, but there was so much mud flung during the campaigns voters did not know what to believe.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn's win highlights difficult downstate battle

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn may have been elected to a full term as governor, but if results hold, he only managed to win a majority of voters in three out of Illinois' 102 counties.

November 08, 2010 12:00 am
Bill Brady

Bill Brady

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady pauses while speaking to reporters during a news conference, Friday in Bloomington Ill. Brady concedes that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has won the election. Brady's running mate Jason Plummer, left, looks on.

November 05, 2010 5:46 pm

Dems fail again on pension funding

SPRINGFIELD | If Illinoisans were hoping things would change in the gridlocked Capitol after the election, Thursday's nonaction in the Senate wasn't a good sign.

November 05, 2010 12:00 am
Brady has no intention of conceding to Quinn

Brady has no intention of conceding to Quinn

SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Bill Brady says he has no plans to concede the race for governor, despite new figures showing him losing to Gov. Pat Quinn by nearly 20,000 votes.

November 04, 2010 12:18 pm Photos


No concession for Brady

No concession for Brady

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | It could be a month or more before Illinois voters know who their next governor will be.

November 04, 2010 12:00 am
Brady not conceding to Quinn

Brady not conceding to Quinn

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | Republican Bill Brady isn't conceding in the extraordinarily tight race for Illinois governor against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

November 03, 2010 11:05 am

Poll: Voters say Kirk, Giannoulias attacks unfair

CHICAGO | More than one-third of Illinois voters Tuesday saw neither of the top two candidates for Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat as honest and trustworthy, according to preliminary exit polls.

November 03, 2010 1:15 am

GOP scores big victories up and down Ill. ballot

CHICAGO | In an election that saw Republicans wrest away President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and a slew of congressional seats, Gov. Pat Quinn was practically the last Illinois Democrat standing Wednesday morning after a tough campaign - but just barely.

November 02, 2010 6:05 pm
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