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Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Pence backing Rauner but not campaigning with him

Pence backing Rauner but not campaigning with him

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel this week to several New England states, including the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire, to campaign with Republican candidates running for governor.

October 18, 2014 10:30 pm Photos


Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gets a hug Wednesday from Kathleen Sances, after being endorsed by Sances' Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee, and the national Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Chicago. The groups were joined by families of gun violence as Quinn continues to …

October 15, 2014 3:22 pm

Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 2nd debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will debate for a second time as they battle to become Illinois' next governor.

October 14, 2014 7:11 am

GOP lawmaker: No one takes responsibility for anti-violence program

Republicans have been complaining for four years that an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in the waning days of the 2010 election was a thinly veiled attempt to use taxpayer dollars to generate turnout and votes in parts of Chicago and its south suburbs.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner plays 'outsider' in Illinois governor race

CHICAGO | Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the way only an outsider could.

October 12, 2014 12:01 am

Crossing the Line -- Minimum wage

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Minimum wage.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner releases 2013 tax returns, earned $60M

CHICAGO | Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Friday released parts of his 2013 federal and state income tax returns, which showed that the multi-millionaire and his wife, Diana, earned nearly $61 million last year.

October 11, 2014 9:43 am

3 major newspapers endorse Rauner over Quinn

CHICAGO | The editorial boards of Illinois' major news organizations have started weighing in on the Illinois governor's race, with the Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business announcing endorsements Friday for Republican Bruce Rauner over Gov. Pat Quinn.

October 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Quinn, Rauner clash in 1st major debate

SPRINGFIELD | The two candidates for governor in Illinois hammered each other on their respective records Thursday, each accusing their counterpart of failing in their roles as leaders.

October 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Ill. governor hopefuls Quinn, Rauner to debate

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are meeting for their first true debate of the Illinois governor's race.

October 09, 2014 6:47 am

Michelle Obama to stumps for Quinn

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests in Wisconsin and Illinois, encouraging early voting, particularly among young voters, women and minorities.

October 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Will Rauner's words come back to bite him?

It seems like every campaign season a candidate for office utters a line that later comes back to haunt them.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner invokes former Indiana governor in bid to topple Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | To hear Bruce Rauner say it, even he's not his top choice for governor.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Negative gubernatorial campaign nixes honest discussion of important issues

The two major Illinois gubernatorial candidates don't have much nice to say about each other.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

At least a dozen Rauner-linked companies went bankrupt

SPRINGFIELD | Republican Bruce Rauner has touted his success as a businessman as a reason Illinois voters should support his bid for governor.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

FACT CHECK: Rauner early prison release TV ad

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A secret program allowing the early release of Illinois prison inmates nearly sunk Democrat Pat Quinn's first run for governor four years ago. Now it has resurfaced in his bid for re-election.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

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
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