Illinois Governor http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois Education Association backs Quinn for Governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-education-association-backs-quinn-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A major teachers' union has chosen who it's backing in this year's elections. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public employee unions suffered a huge defeat last year, when their years-long battle to protect their members' pensions came to an end.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:47:42 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25850 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Education Association backs Quinn for Governor State Budget Address delayed amid expected cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-budget-address-delayed-amid-expected-cuts <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Illinois lawmakers </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Wednesday</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> gave Governor Pat Quinn an extra month to figure out the state budget. He hastily signed the delay into law.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:45:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 18562 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Budget Address delayed amid expected cuts Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/daley-wants-get-rid-regional-transportation-authority <div>Bill Daley says he wants to eliminate the agency that oversees all other transit agencies around Chicago.</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:01:23 +0000 Tony Arnold 9420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority 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 Dan Rutherford running for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dan-rutherford-running-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is day two of state Treasurer Dan Rutherford's&nbsp;three-day tour of Illinois. He's meeting with supporters to say he's OFFICIALLY running for governor. Rutherford has been laying the groundwork to run for years, making the formal announcement one of the least surprising events in Illinois politics. So we asked reporter </span>IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Mackey to find something about Rutherford's announcement that WAS surprising.</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many Republican candidates, Rutherford likes to remind people he was a businessman. And although he was the only Republican senator to vote for civil unions in 2010, he's opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nothing too surprising about any of that. But Rutherford is distinguishing himself on a matter of tax policy.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:01:39 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6663 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dan Rutherford running for governor Schock will not run for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-will-not-run-governor <p></p><div>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock will not be among the Republican candidates running for governor next year. &nbsp;The 18th District Representative says he can do more for his constituents by seeking re-election. &nbsp;Schock’s name was floated as a possible contender in recent months for the state’s top post. &nbsp;He’s been a Congressman since 2009 and is a member of the influential Ways and Means Committee. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:53:35 +0000 Denise Molina 4606 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock will not run for governor