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Dan Rutherford

Illinois to auction unclaimed coins, jewelry

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Thousands of coins, jewelry and silverware locked away in an Illinois Capitol vault will be auctioned off next month, including a 24-karat gold-covered John F. Kennedy commemorative dollar and several six-pound silver bars.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

Accuser files amended lawsuit against Rutherford

SPRINGFIELD | The man accusing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual and political intimidation tacked on a number of new allegations to his claims in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday.

June 12, 2014 11:29 am

Rutherford accuser to file new charges in sex harassment case

SPRINGFIELD | Lawyers for the man accusing state Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual harassment say they'll include new allegations against the Republican from Chenoa when they re-file the lawsuit next week.

June 06, 2014 4:09 pm

Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

CHICAGO | A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Election over, challenges remain for Rutherford

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | With the pledge, "I'm going to be back," Dan Rutherford has vowed to do what scores of politicians have done before him — forge ahead in public life just minutes after losing a bid for the job he always wanted.

March 22, 2014 12:00 am

Rutherford decries 'challenging' Illinois gov race

PONTIAC, Ill. | Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said the last few weeks of his bid for Illinois governor were the "most challenging of my entire life," but declined to offer a direct concession to the other three GOP candidates in a short speech delivered minutes after the polls closed for…

March 18, 2014 9:26 pm

Rutherford trip lodging becomes GOP campaign issue

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.

February 15, 2014 12:00 am

Treasurer's tweets show mix of work, politics

SPRINGFIELD | Dan Rutherford's Twitter account chronicles the Illinois treasurer fixing home appliances, jogging on the treadmill and eating his sister's famous goulash.

November 01, 2013 7:30 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
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

Treasurer defends Illinois against Perry job grab

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.

April 22, 2013 5:23 pm

New report shows college savings off to 'Bright Start'

More Illinois families are saving for college, according to the latest financial report by state Auditor General William Holland.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

New comptroller bashes tax hike

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.

January 18, 2011 12:00 am

GOP back on state's big stage

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Rutherford closes six treasurer satellite offices

SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am

Does Illinois' latest debt equal good news?

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.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Civil unions to become law June 1 -- but then what?

SPRINGFIELD | Civil unions will become Illinois law on June 1, as Senate lawmakers on Wednesday followed the House's lead and approved the measure.

December 03, 2010 12:00 am

Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session starts Tuesday

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.

November 15, 2010 12:00 am

Rutherford, Topinka: No blank checks for Quinn

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.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

Election doesn't break Democratic hold on Illinois government

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.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am
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