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GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks Thursday during an interview in Chicago. Rauner is running against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election. 

September 19, 2014 10:45 am
GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s international airports, but he wouldn’t stand in the way of adding casinos if local communities support it.

September 19, 2014 10:45 am

Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on Ill. ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

September 18, 2014 2:56 pm

Rauner attacks Quinn over medical marijuana secrecy

SPRINGFIELD | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is raising red flags about the state's new medical marijuana program.

September 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

CHICAGO | Illinois' gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate accusing Republican businessman Bruce Rauner of profiting "from fraud" and Rauner calling hiring under Quinn's Department of Transportation a "scam."

September 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Rauner education plan would change funding formula

CHICAGO | The debate over education took the spotlight in Illinois governor's race Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner proposing overhauls to teacher tenure and the state's school funding formula, which Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate called "reckless."

September 08, 2014 10:15 pm

Rauner's lifestyle in sharp contrast to Quinn's experiment with life on minimum wage

When it comes to making money, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is an unqualified success.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

Hotly contested races in Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky are producing voter annoyance and fatigue in Indiana, including in the region, providing a ceiling for both parties working to parlay their work in 2014 into gains in 2016.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Gubernatorial candidates discuss jobs, veterans

CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor kicked off the post-Labor Day campaign season Tuesday, with Gov. Pat Quinn publicizing his efforts to live on a minimum wage budget and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner hammering the Chicago Democrat's record on veterans.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Rauner may be feeling good about his electoral chances

With Gov. Pat Quinn reeling from the double whammy of two separate probes of his administration, Republican Bruce Rauner headed into the Labor Day weekend feeling better about his chances of ending a decade's worth of Democratic power in the capital city.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn focusing on Rauner's wealth in campaign

It is no secret that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has made his opponent's substantial wealth the main theme of his campaign.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

Appeals court says term limits can't be on Ill. ballot

SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling barring a question from the November ballot about whether to impose legislative term limits, dealing another potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor.

August 20, 2014 9:00 pm

Ill. governor candidates set on 3 traditional debates

CHICAGO | Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November.

August 20, 2014 1:43 pm

Fear of Rauner has unions backing Quinn

Republican Bruce Rauner is a powerful man.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Republicans say they have momentum to end Dem control

SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Ag chief Flider in the political spotlight

SPRINGFIELD | The man in charge of the state's farm agency found himself in the middle of the political slugfest for governor this week.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

CHICAGO | The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

LINCOLN | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

July 31, 2014 3:44 pm
GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate, businessman Bruce Rauner, answers questions from reporters on July 11 in Springfield, Ill.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring — and even making up — headlines from news stories to make them appear more negative about his opponent.

July 24, 2014 3:51 pm
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