politics http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rauner: I followed law on taxes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-i-followed-law-taxes <div>Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Illinois governor, says he followed the letter of the law when filing his taxes. But he won't say whether it was fair.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:18:36 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26335 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner: I followed law on taxes Legislative boundaries and term limits to be reviewed by judge http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/legislative-boundaries-and-term-limits-be-reviewed-judge <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two ballot initiatives that would alter politics in Springfield are now in the hands of a Cook County judge.</span></p><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:49:40 +0000 Tony Arnold 25127 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Legislative boundaries and term limits to be reviewed by judge Rauner accused of pay-to-play politics http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-accused-pay-play-politics <div>The Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being accused of participating in pay-to-play politics.</div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:34:49 +0000 Tony Arnold 24512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner accused of pay-to-play politics 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 Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-supports-derrick-smith-amid-indictment <div>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is supporting a fellow state representative for re-election - who is also under indictment. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:10:49 +0000 Tony Arnold 20162 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment Chris Christie stops in Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chris-christie-stops-chicago <div>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to pump up Republicans who want to win the Illinois governor’s race this year. &nbsp;As IPR’s Alex Keefe reports, Christie was in Chicago for fundraisers Tuesday.</div><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:59:44 +0000 Alex Keefe 18846 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chris Christie stops in Chicago Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-durbin-opposite-minimum-wage-changes <div>Illinois’ U.S. Senators are taking opposite positions on President Barack Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage in last night’s State of the Union speech. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:48:24 +0000 Alex Keefe 18192 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/frerichs-formally-launches-campaign-state-treasurer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Mike </span>Frerichs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been campaigning for Illinois treasurer for the better part of a year. Yet, until Wednesday, he's insisted he was just "exploring" a run for statewide office. Now, the wait is over.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 17865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer No contested primary races for Peoria County Board http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/no-contested-primary-races-peoria-county-board <p>There are no contested primary races for Peoria County Board seats up for re-election this spring. Monday was the deadline to file nominating petitions on the 18-member board.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:55:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15756 at http://peoriapublicradio.org No contested primary races for Peoria County Board IL Senate candidates trade jabs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-candidates-trade-jabs <p></p><div>On the first day they officially became campaign rivals, a Republican running for U.S. Senate took jabs at his primary opponent. &nbsp;Businessman and West Point graduate Doug Truax questioned Jim Oberweis's tax practices.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:24:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate candidates trade jabs