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At least 53 million dollars has been spent so far on the race for Illinois governor making it one of the most expensive match-ups in the nation. Details on a new report shows that most of that comes from relatively few donors. 

Although he's dipping in polls, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is picking up newspaper endorsements. 

A suprising non-endorsement in Governor's Race

Oct 3, 2014
Peoria Public Radio

For the first time ever, a staunchly pro-business group is declining to make an endorsement in the race for Illinois Governor. 

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. 

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:

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

Quinn won't fire more IDOT workers

Sep 15, 2014

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.

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. 

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. 

Quin accuses Rauner of trying to sabotage bill

Sep 9, 2014

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.

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
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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.

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