Bruce Rauner

Rauner reveals education initiatives

Sep 8, 2014

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.  

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

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. 

The candidates for governor are disputing how Illinois should pay for basic services like education.  The two candidates have drastically different views on how to pay for government.

Governor Pat Quinn's running mate is attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's budget plan for Illinois. This time targeting its impact on schools. 

Rauner slams Quinn over I-DOT hiring practices

Aug 22, 2014

The Republican running for Illinois governor is slamming incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn over revelations of patronage hiring at the state Department of Transportation.

Voters will not have a chance to weigh in on legislative term limits in November. The Illinois Supreme Court this afternoon issued a brief order saying it will not hear the case. 

The candidates for Illinois governor both support term limits. But that hasn’t stopped them from criticizing each other for their stance on that issue. 

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says he's all in for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

A poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has an edge on incumbent Governor Pat Quinn among older voters.  But that partisan leaning may take a backseat to other issues seniors indicate as factors in the November election.


Illinois' candidates for governor have gone at each other non-stop, in commercials and through the press. But rarely have they interacted in person. 

Quinn lagging by double digits in recent poll

Aug 11, 2014

Illinois governor Pat Quinn is responding to a recent poll that shows he’s lagging in the upcoming election.  The Chicago Sun-Times poll shows Quinn more than a dozen points behind his opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner.  

Democrats blast Rauner for offshore investments

Aug 4, 2014

Democrats are criticizing the Republican candidate for Illinois governor for his links to offshore investments in the Caribbean. 

Rauner offers donation to credit union

Aug 1, 2014

Illinois Democrats are questioning the motivation of the Republican candidate for governor.  Bruce Rauner is offering a million dollars to support a money lender on Chicago’s South Side.  

Chris Christie campaiging for Rauner

Jul 25, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday to campaign for his fellow Republican Bruce Rauner. Rauner is running for Illinois governor against Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

Quinn supports ban on assault weapons

Jul 24, 2014


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is bringing the debate over guns into his reelection campaign.  Quinn says the issue of military-style weapons represents a fundamental difference between his policies and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.

Rauner releases plans to reduce income tax rate

Jul 21, 2014

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he’s willing to negotiate with lawmakers on lowering the income tax rate. 

Rauner continues fight for term limits

Jul 18, 2014

The Republican candidate for Governor says he's not daunted by the Illinois Supreme Court's decision not to review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot.

An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block.  The state Supreme Court says it will not rush to hear the case. 

Rauner and Quinn disagree on minimum wage

Jul 17, 2014


The candidates for Illinois governor are again bickering over the state’s minimum wage. A referendum will ask voters this Fall whether the minimum wage should go up to 10 dollars an hour.

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor has some new details about what he’d do if elected.  Bruce Rauner Thursday, announced he wants to roll back the income tax, and in exchange, create dozens of new sales taxes. 

  Republican Bruce Rauner says Governor Pat Quinn needs to come clean on the anti-violence program that's a target of a federal probe.  

Vallas calls for Rauner to release tax returns

Jul 10, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor is calling for Republican Bruce Rauner to release his complete tax returns for the past three years.

Illinois Democrats target Rauner's taxes

Jul 3, 2014

  Illinois Democrats are making Bruce Rauner’s taxes a campaign issue.  But the Republican candidate for governor says the criticism is a political stunt.  

No voting on term limits for state lawmakers

Jun 27, 2014

  Illinois voters will NOT get a chance to weigh in on term limits for state lawmakers.  A Cook County judge today ruled the question is unconstitutional for voters to take up.


The latest plan from Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to "end unfair deals and tax breaks for big corporations."

Vallas criticizes Rauner's cost cutting ideas

Jun 13, 2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign is continuing to attack his opponent’s money-saving ideas. Republican Bruce Rauner laid out 10 proposals he says will save the state money or enact good government reforms. Those include eliminating the state’s fleet of airplanes and not taking a salary as governor.

Rauner talks ideas for Illinois

Jun 12, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner is presenting a few ideas of how he’d run the state if he becomes Illinois governor. Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has liked to rib his Republican rival over not presenting a budget plan yet.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is continuing to make his case for keeping the state income tax rate at its current 5 percent. He didn’t get any help from Democratic lawmakers who passed a budget without taking up Quinn’s tax plan.

Some gay rights groups criticizing Rauner

Jun 2, 2014

As dozens of county clerk offices across Illinois begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, some gay rights groups are criticizing the Republican candidate for Illinois governor Monday.