governor http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rauner talks ideas for Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-talks-ideas-illinois <div>Republican Bruce Rauner is presenting a few ideas of how he’d run the state if he becomes Illinois governor.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has liked to rib his Republican rival over not presenting a budget plan yet.</span></div><div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:19:14 +0000 Tony Arnold 24808 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner talks ideas for Illinois Quinn’s budget includes re-opening youth prisons http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-s-budget-includes-re-opening-youth-prisons <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state budget proposed this week by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s includes money to reopen two recently shuttered youth prisons. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:41:22 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 20915 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn’s budget includes re-opening youth prisons Governor campaign could become most expensive in history http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-campaign-could-become-most-expensive-history <div>With the outcome of the primary election settled, Illinois politicians are turning their attention to November. The campaign for governor could become the most expensive race in the state's history.</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:05:24 +0000 Patrick Smith 20500 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor campaign could become most expensive in history Rutherford concedes campaign for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rutherford-concedes-campaign-governor <div>Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford basically conceded his campaign for governor Tuesday.&nbsp;</div><div>His standing in the polls plummeted after a former employee filed a lawsuit accusing the treasurer of sexual harassment and coercing him to do political work.</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:56:47 +0000 Brian Mackey 20447 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rutherford concedes campaign for governor Last debate for Republican governor candidates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/last-debate-republican-governor-candidates <div>The Republican candidates for Illinois governor have debated for the final time. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:07:23 +0000 Tony Arnold 20231 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Last debate for Republican governor candidates 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 Dillard to start airing TV commercials http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dillard-start-airing-tv-commercials <div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>With less than two weeks until the primary election, Bruce Rauner will no longer be the only candidate airing self-promotional TV ads in Illinois. Now other candidates are airing campaign commercials of his own.</div><div> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:54:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19881 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dillard to start airing TV commercials Labor union endorses Dillard for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-union-endorses-dillard-governor <div>Another major government labor union has endorsed state Senator Kirk Dillard for Illinois governor. It's the third such endorsement for Dillard in the Republican primary.</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:39:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 19831 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Labor union endorses Dillard for governor GOP Governor candidates meet again for debate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gop-governor-candidates-meet-again-debate <div>We’re getting a better idea of how the Republican candidates for Illinois governor would use their power if elected. &nbsp;IPR’s Tony Arnold reports on what the four candidates said in Thursday’s debate.</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:37:23 +0000 Tony Arnold 19600 at http://peoriapublicradio.org GOP Governor candidates meet again for debate Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-rutherford-sexually-assaulted-ex-employee <p>A lawsuit has been filed Monday against Dan Rutherford- Illinois’ Treasurer and a Republican candidate for governor.&nbsp; A warning to sensitive listeners - the suit includes allegations of sexual assault leveled by a former employee.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:08:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 18768 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee