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Bruce Rauner

Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

April 14, 2014 8:30 pm

Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

CHICAGO | Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.

March 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Some longtime Democrats throwing support to Rauner

CHICAGO | Several well-known Democratic supporters, including longtime allies of President Barack Obama, said Thursday that they're backing Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner for Illinois governor, signaling that the campaign will focus on swing voters crucial to winning in the heavi…

March 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Rauner: wealth won't decide GOP governor's race

CHICAGO | Bruce Rauner's wealth has been an underlying theme throughout the campaign for Illinois governor, from his choice of wristwatch to critics' questions about his business dealings to rivals accusing him of trying to "buy" the GOP nomination with more than $6 million of his own money …

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Ill. GOP candidate promotes 'average Joe' image

Ill. GOP candidate promotes 'average Joe' image

MCLEANSBORO, Ill. | Dressed down in a fleece vest and khakis, Bruce Rauner works potential voters at PJ's Cafe, greeting the locals as a waitress brings around the usual plates of eggs, hash browns and toast.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am

Madigan and Rauner playing a PR game?

In a move that could endanger efforts to keep Archer Daniels Midland from moving its top executives and support staff out of Illinois, House Speaker Michael Madigan last week said he wants to review how the state decides which companies get state tax breaks.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am

Rauner announces Sanguinetti as running mate

CHICAGO | The slate for the 2014 Republican primary for Illinois governor came into focus Tuesday as businessman Bruce Rauner announced Wheaton City Councilwoman Evelyn Sanguinetti as his lieutenant governor pick, making him the last of the four GOP candidates to name a running mate.

October 08, 2013 4:18 pm

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
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