CHICAGO | In his pitch to become Illinois governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford boasts of his cheap travel and lodging practices as part of a frugal conservatism that will serve taxpayers if he becomes the state's next chief executive.
SPRINGFIELD | Dan Rutherford's Twitter account chronicles the Illinois treasurer fixing home appliances, jogging on the treadmill and eating his sister's famous goulash.
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…
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.
SPRINGFIELD | A potential Republican candidate for governor says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s visit to Illinois on Monday should sound an alarm to state leaders.
More Illinois families are saving for college, according to the latest financial report by state Auditor General William Holland.
SPRINGFIELD | On her third day in office, new Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka strongly criticized the 66 percent personal income tax increase signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.
SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.
SPRINGFIELD | If you're looking for proof that the economy is starting to turn around, Gov. Pat Quinn's office said you'll find it in the details of Illinois' tobacco bond sale.
SPRINGFIELD | Civil unions will become Illinois law on June 1, as Senate lawmakers on Wednesday followed the House's lead and approved the measure.
SPRINGFIELD | With the election now over and Democrats still in control of state government, it's almost time for lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to get back to business.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrats will control most of the process to craft a state budget next year. But the only two Republicans to win a statewide office last week say they will have their say as well.
SPRINGFIELD | After months of intense campaigning and millions of dollars spent trying to win votes, state government appeared to be awfully familiar after the ballots were counted.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrat Alexi Giannoulias' bid to become Illinois' junior U.S. senator has triggered a spirited and potentially expensive battle for his current job as state treasurer.
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