Rauner http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-touts-housing-program-during-peoria-stop <div>Governor Pat Quinn toured the state Monday to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers. &nbsp;That included a stop in Peoria, where he urged people to take advantage of "Welcome Home Illinois." The program offers homebuyers $7,500 for a down payment and interest rates as low as 3.75 percent. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21770 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-rauner-square-face-face <div>Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner shared the same stage Friday.</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:02:22 +0000 Linda Lutton 21671 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-strong-support-min-wage-hike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. That's one of the big issues in the governor's race. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:19:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21155 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-keep-income-tax-rate-give-property-tax-breaks <div>Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday gave his annual budget speech. He is trying to sell a plan that keeps in place Illinois’ 5-percent income tax rate, but which will give homeowners a $500 annual break in property taxes:</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:24:36 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Associated Press 20838 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks IL governor race gets negative http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-governor-race-gets-negative <div>Each major party candidate for Illinois governor has wasted no time before going negative against his opponent.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:53:40 +0000 Tony Arnold 20570 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL governor race gets negative Rauner touts Democrat supporters http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-touts-democrat-supporters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republicans' nominee for governor, Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, announced a round of new endorsements Thursday, but not from members of his own party.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:48:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20568 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner touts Democrat supporters Rauner trying to court labor groups? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-trying-court-labor-groups <div>Now that he's Republicans nominee, it seems like Bruce Rauner is backing away from a campaign mantra.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:22:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20503 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner trying to court labor groups? Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/healthy-lead-rauner-governor-s-race <div>The Illinois primary is a week away--and businessman Bruce Rauner has a healthy lead in the Republican race for governor. &nbsp;The billionaire venture capitalist has made job creation a capstone of his campaign, and says he understands how hard it is for families to get ahead in Illinois.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:21:43 +0000 Tony Arnold 20108 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race Emanuel criticizes Rauner on min. wage stance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/emanuel-criticizes-rauner-min-wage-stance <p></p><div>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is criticizing his close friend running for Illinois governor - after he back-pedaled his stance on minimum wage. &nbsp;Bruce Rauner is a venture capitalist running for governor as a Republican. &nbsp;Rauner recently changed positions on what Illinois’ minimum wage should be. &nbsp;A month ago - Rauner said the state should reduce its minimum wage. &nbsp;Now - he says the entire country should raise it. &nbsp;Mayor Emanuel says reducing the minimum wage is a backwards idea.</div><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:59:04 +0000 Tony Arnold 17397 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Emanuel criticizes Rauner on min. wage stance Rauner releases tax returns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-releases-tax-returns <p></p><div>One of the Republicans running for governor had a very good year in 2012. Bruce Rauner released his tax returns Monday. Rauner says he made more than $53 million:</div><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 15447 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner releases tax returns