Bruce Rauner http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rutherford staffer resigns over harrasment allegations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rutherford-staffer-resigns-over-harrasment-allegations <p>A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation. Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:47:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18458 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rutherford staffer resigns over harrasment allegations Rauner chooses running mate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-chooses-running-mate <div>Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner&nbsp;Tuesday is announcing his running mate. As IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, she&#39;s a Wheaton city councilwoman with little experience in statewide politics.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Her name is Evelyn </span>Pacino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sanguinetti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She studied piano performance and went on to become a lawyer, including a stint working for former Republican attorney general Jim Ryan.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:10:23 +0000 Brian Mackey 13089 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner chooses running mate A competitive GOP primary for Gov. could help other challengers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/competitive-gop-primary-gov-could-help-other-challengers <div>Some political strategists say a competitive Republican primary for governor could help challengers further down the ballot, like for state representative or senator. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for governor.</span></div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:37:36 +0000 Tony Arnold 12354 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A competitive GOP primary for Gov. could help other challengers GOP gubernatorial candidates react to Daley dropping out of race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gop-gubernatorial-candidates-react-daley-dropping-out-race <div>Illinois republican gubernatorial candidates have mixed reactions to Democrat Bill Daley’s decision to drop out of the race. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lauren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Chooljian</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The news about Daley came just weeks after he announced his candidacy.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daley says he realized he wasn’t up for the quote “enormity” of campaigning.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:16:25 +0000 Lauren Chooljian 12105 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. doesn't support opponent's proposal to change Il constitution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-doesnt-support-opponents-proposal-change-il-constitution <div>Governor Pat Quinn says he does not support an opponent's proposal to change the Illinois Constitution.</div><div> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:13:57 +0000 Brian Mackey 11463 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. doesn't support opponent's proposal to change Il constitution How the Republican gubernatorial candidates spent Labor Day http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-republican-gubernatorial-candidates-spent-labor-day <div>Today is the first day candidates for elected office in Illinois can start gathering signatures to get on next year’s primary ballot. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alex Keefe reports how some Republican candidates spent their holiday.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NAT: (Marching band scales...)</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:24:16 +0000 Alex Keefe 11341 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How the Republican gubernatorial candidates spent Labor Day Illinois republicans come together at State Fair http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-come-together-state-fair <div>Illinois Republicans were in Springfield Thursday for a meeting of party officials this morning and an afternoon rally at the State Fair. &nbsp;As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, GOP candidates say the party needs to come together in order to have any hope of breaking the Democratic Party's dominance in Illinois:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:51:33 +0000 Brian Mackey 10479 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois republicans come together at State Fair Republican endorsment question http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-endorsment-question <div>A second-time Republican gubernatorial candidate is weighing-in on the Caterpillar CEO endorsement of one of his opponents.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger & Tanya Koonce 8976 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican endorsment question Bill Brady announces another bid for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-brady-announces-another-bid-governor <div>Illinois State Senator Bill Brady is hoping his third campaign for governor is a charm. The Bloomington Republican announced Wednesday he’s running for the executive branch again. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Brady lost to incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn in 2010 by about 32,000 votes. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four years earlier, he didn’t make it out of the Republican primary. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brady says now, he’s learned where he needs to do better.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:04:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 7957 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Brady announces another bid for governor Political scientist says not to underestimate Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/political-scientist-says-not-underestimate-quinn <p></p><div>Politicians looking to take over the governor's mansion have gotten a lot of attention lately, but a politician scientist warns not to discount the man occupying it now. &nbsp;IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most voters are less than impressed by Governor Pat Quinn's performance and according to polls, they haven't been for a while. Which helps explain why he's got so many challengers.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:08:57 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 7225 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Political scientist says not to underestimate Quinn