Bill Daley http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il Democratic Party endorses Quinn for Gov. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-democratic-party-endorses-quinn-gov <div>Last week, Governor Pat Quinn saw his last serious Democratic opponent drop out, leaving him a straight shot to victory in next year's primary. So it was no surprise Sunday when the Democratic Party of Illinois officially endorsed Quinn for re-election. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year has seen a series of potential challengers to Quinn come and go, most recently former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, who promised a vigorous campaign and repeatedly lashed out at Quinn.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:18:21 +0000 Brian Mackey 12320 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Democratic Party endorses Quinn for Gov. 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 Daley discusses decision to drop out of race for gov http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/daley-discusses-decision-drop-out-race-gov <div>Bill Daley says he’s dropping out of the race for Illinois governor after doing some ”soul searching.” IPR’S Tony Arnold reports on why he wants out.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daley has worked on presidential campaigns, a White House chief of staff, U.S. Commerce Secretary, and served on several boards.</span></p></div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:58:21 +0000 Tony Arnold 12043 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Daley discusses decision to drop out of race for gov Gov. suspends funding for Capitol renovations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-suspends-funding-capitol-renovations <div>Governor Pat Quinn has suspended funding for future renovations at the Capitol, a pricey project that's already caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:02:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11754 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. suspends funding for Capitol renovations Quinn and Daley begin attacks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-and-daley-begin-attacks <div>The Illinois gubernatorial primary might be months away, but two top Democratic candidates are already battling it out in public. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lauren </span>Chooljian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley has laid out a laundry list of reasons why he thinks Governor Pat Quinn isn’t quote, "up for the job."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daley says Quinn hasn’t done enough to fix a backlog of </span>FOID<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> card applications, he accused him of not meeting with the joint pension committee, and says the governor hasn’t done enough to reduce unemployment.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:54:19 +0000 Lauren Chooljian 11753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 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 Daley calls Quinn's appointment to CTA board political http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/daley-calls-quinns-appointment-cta-board-political <div>An appointment to the Chicago Transit Authority board is the latest issue to spark a debate between Bill Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:17:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 10127 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Daley calls Quinn's appointment to CTA board political IL Secretary of State Jesse White taking neutral position on race for Governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-secretary-state-jesse-white-taking-neutral-position-race-governor <p></p><p>A top Illinois Democrat says he's not choosing sides in the Governor's race, where incumbent Pat Quinn is facing a challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:13:58 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10006 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Secretary of State Jesse White taking neutral position on race for Governor Il Sec. of State discusses new traffic laws and politics http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-sec-state-discusses-new-traffic-laws-and-politics <div>Jesse White was first elected Secretary of State in 1998, a position he's running for again in 2014.&nbsp;</div><div>The Chicago Democrat told Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky that's what's determining his stance on the race at the top of the ballot, as Governor Pat Quinn faces primary opposition from Bill Daley.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But before they talked politics, White told </span>Vinicky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about why he believes three new laws the governor signed Monday &nbsp;will make the roads safer including one that builds on his graduated drivers Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:44:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9981 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Sec. of State discusses new traffic laws and politics Bill Daley officially announces run for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-daley-officially-announces-run-governor <p></p><p>Tuesday former commerce secretary and investment banker Bill Daley says he's officially running for Illinois governor. But this comes nearly two months after Daley said he was already "totally committed" to the race. So IPR’s Brian Mackey asks: did anything really change?</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:44:11 +0000 Brian Mackey 9659 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Daley officially announces run for governor