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Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner both endorse what they call "common sense" in gun laws, but disagree over what that means.

September 22, 2014 6:15 pm
Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner shakes a supporter's hand at an event where he was endorsed by a group of African American ministers Monday in Chicago. Rauner is running against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election.

September 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

SPRINGFIELD | The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a significant role in deciding who does.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm
Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Chad Grimm, the Illinois Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, speaks with The Associated Press during an interview at the state Capitol in Springfield. On Thursday, Sangamon County Judge Patrick Kelley rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have Grimm struck from the Nov. 4 ballot. His n…

September 21, 2014 12:03 pm
Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

Fundraiser lists, emails raise Bennett questions

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall in apparent violations of Indiana election and ethics laws, documents o…

September 11, 2013 5:30 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Test aims to end social promotions in Indiana schools

March 31, 2012 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

A major move for mass transit

November 19, 2011 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Indiana's secretary of state can't be trusted

October 22, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Plan is good start for spending cuts

Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly have finally unveiled a plan that addresses the state's key financial issue: spending.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

Some Newton County voters received wrong ballots

INDIANAPOLIS | Some voters in Newton County received the wrong ballots in Tuesday's election.

November 03, 2010 12:45 pm

First lady hits campaign trail again

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illinois Democrat locked in a close race for the U.S. Senate seat once held by her husband, President Barack Obama.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

Durbin wants ad backers probed

WASHINGTON | The Senate's No. 2 Democrat is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate spending by groups like Crossroads GPS, a third-party group backed by Republican operative Karl Rove, that have pumped millions into advertisements targeting Democrats.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

Biden, first lady hit Ill. campaign trail

CHICAGO | Even in this Democratic-leaning home state of President Barack Obama, the White House isn't taking anything for granted with an election that could mean big gains for Republicans just three weeks away.

October 13, 2010 12:00 am

Democrats who took over House now under GOP duress

INDIANAPOLIS | Conservative Indiana provided the first sign of a Democratic sweep in 2006 when Republicans lost three House seats in the Hoosier state, then glumly watched dozens more fall as polls closed across the country.

October 12, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: New website on candidates worth visit

In two of the last three gubernatorial elections in Illinois, voters disregarded federal corruption investigations and elected governors who later would be convicted in federal court.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am

Dems to voters: You may hate us, but GOP is worse

WASHINGTON | With just six weeks to avoid a possible election catastrophe, Democrats are trying to limit the damage with a closing argument that's more plea than platform: We know you voters are furious with us, but just let us explain why the Republicans would be worse.

September 17, 2010 3:51 pm

Brady has little to say on immigration 'crisis'

BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am

Brady raises $3.6M for gubernatorial bid

CHICAGO | Republican Bill Brady said Thursday that he received campaign donations from 4,200 people during the first half of the year to raise $3.6 million in his bid to be Illinois governor.

July 16, 2010 12:00 am
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