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Politics
9:21 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Healthy lead for Rauner in governor’s race

The Illinois primary is a week away--and businessman Bruce Rauner has a healthy lead in the Republican race for governor.  The billionaire venture capitalist has made job creation a capstone of his campaign, and says he understands how hard it is for families to get ahead in Illinois.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Dillard to start airing TV commercials

 

With less than two weeks until the primary election, Bruce Rauner will no longer be the only candidate airing self-promotional TV ads in Illinois. Now other candidates are airing campaign commercials of his own.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Labor union endorses Dillard for governor

Another major government labor union has endorsed state Senator Kirk Dillard for Illinois governor. It's the third such endorsement for Dillard in the Republican primary.

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Politics
11:37 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

GOP Governor candidates meet again for debate

We’re getting a better idea of how the Republican candidates for Illinois governor would use their power if elected.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports on what the four candidates said in Thursday’s debate.

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State News
3:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee

A lawsuit has been filed Monday against Dan Rutherford- Illinois’ Treasurer and a Republican candidate for governor.  A warning to sensitive listeners - the suit includes allegations of sexual assault leveled by a former employee. 

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Politics
8:53 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Republican Gov. candidates open to more nuclear facilities

The Republican candidates for Illinois governor say they are open to adding nuclear facilities in the state.

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Politics
11:30 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Details on fundraising for Republican governor candidates

Illinois voters have a better idea of how much the Republican candidates for governor are raising for their campaigns.   It’s no surprise that new numbers show venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is leading his Republican counterparts.  Rauner raised more than $2 million since October.  He also gave his own campaign 2 million. Still - Rauner spent more than he brought in. Most of his expenses were normal costs to campaigns - with a good chunk going toward a media production company.

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State News
4:32 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Same-sex marriage and the governor’s race

Although same-sex marriage will soon be law in Illinois, the issue could remain a factor in the 2014 elections.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Gov. Quinn taps Vallas as running mate

Paul Vallas says he has no problem playing a subordinate role to Governor Pat Quinn who has chosen him as his 2014 running mate.

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State News
3:37 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

A competitive GOP primary for Gov. could help other challengers

Some political strategists say a competitive Republican primary for governor could help challengers further down the ballot, like for state representative or senator.  Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

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