Dan Rutherford 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 Rutherford calls for Il to develop long-term plan for facilities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rutherford-calls-il-develop-long-term-plan-facilities <div>A Republican candidate for governor is once again calling for Illinois to change the way it manages major facilities, like prisons and developmental centers. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, that includes how the state CLOSES such facilities.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says past attempts to close prisons and other big state institutions have been haphazard. He says this has been going on for years, back at least to the administrations of former governors Ryan and Blagojevich. But it's still happening, as with this year's closure of the women's prison in Dwight.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:18:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 14898 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rutherford calls for Il to develop long-term plan for facilities 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 Cross campaigns in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cross-campaigns-peoria <div>Former House Republican leader Tom Cross says he will be a fiscal watchdog for the state’s finances if he’s elected Illinois Treasurer. Cross made a stop in Peoria Thursday to discuss why he’s running for the office. The Oswego lawmaker left his leadership post to campaign for the spot.</div><div> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:14:51 +0000 Denise Molina 12180 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cross campaigns in Peoria 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 More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-announcements-expected-race-illinois-gov <p></p><div>Last week, Congressman Aaron Schock announced that he will seek re-election rather than run for Governor. Expect more announcements in coming months. But first, incumbent officials have to make their decisions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plenty of posturing and fundraising has gone on as candidates interested in being the states' chief executive look ahead to the 2014 elections. But it's like dominos. A lot of politicians' decisions are based on someone else's.</span></div><div> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:25:30 +0000 Denise Molina 4755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More announcements expected in the race for Illinois Gov.