Bruce Rauner

State News
3:50 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Quinn and Rauner neck and neck in polls

Illinois' race for governor is shaping up as one of the most competitive in the nation. And it's impossible to tell who's winning. 

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State News
1:06 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Libertarian Party to remain on November ballot

Democrats succeeded in getting a slate of Green Party candidates wiped from the November ballot. But the Libertarian Party had enough signatures to withstand a Republican challenge before the State Board of Elections. And now the Libertarians have withstood a court challenge as well. IPR's Amanda Vinicky has the latest.                                                                                              

Sometimes you can actually hear the smile in someone's voice. I didn't actually see Chad Grimm's face upon hearing the news that he'll remain on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for governor. But, he sure sounds happy:

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State News
3:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Rauner calls bid system for marijuana license corrupt

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he would have vetoed the legalization of medical marijuana.  

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State News
4:05 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Quinn won't fire more IDOT workers

The Republican running against Governor Pat Quinn is slamming the Democrat for refusing to fire more than a-hundred state workers. They were hired in violation of anti-patronage rules. Quinn’s administration says the workers will remain at the state Department of Transportation.

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State News
4:29 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

New Jersey Governor campaigns for Rauner

Republicans across America have high hopes for Bruce Rauner's campaign to be the next governor of Illinois. Campaigning with him Wednesday in Springfield was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. 

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State News
5:35 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Quinn and Rauner face off in joint interview

They no longer had to do it through campaign commercials. Tuesday, Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner faced one another in a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board. 

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State News
5:26 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Quin accuses Rauner of trying to sabotage bill

An accusation of wrongdoing in the Illinois governor’s race is drawing a swift rebuke from Republicans today.  The accusation from Democratic Governor Pat Quinn came out of nowhere during a joint appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

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State News
4:38 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Rauner reveals education initiatives

Bruce Rauner says he’ll be a “warrior” for education policy. The Republican candidate for Illinois governor revealed some new initiatives he’d take up if he wins in November’s election.  

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State News
4:31 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Race for Illinois Governor has both candidates talking about property tax

Even though your property taxes pay for local services, not state ones, they've become an issue in Illinois' race for governor. 

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State News
6:24 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Libertarians file criminal complaint against the GOP

The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who hadsigned the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November election ballot. 

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