governor

Kwame Raoul not entering governor’s race

Aug 29, 2013
(Brian Mackey/Illinois Public Radio)

A potential Democratic challenger for Illinois governor has taken himself out of contention.  State Senator Kwame Raoul had been flirting with a run for nearly a month. But he ended that Thursday. IPR’ Brian Mackey has more: 


Quinn praises Madigan’s service as AG

Jul 16, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn praised Lisa Madigan’s service as attorney general Tuesday.  That comes after Madigan decided not to challenge Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary for governor.  Madigan said she wouldn’t run since her father plans to continue serving as Speaker of the Illinois House.  Quinn said little about Madigan’s decision when asked about it by reporters Tuesday:

Dillard kicks-off run for governor across state

Jul 15, 2013

Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard is toured the state Monday to kick off his campaign for governor.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports: 


George Ryan released from prison

Jul 3, 2013

Federal Inmate number 16627-424, better known as former Illinois Governor George Ryan, is done serving time.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports: 


Rauner joins Republican Governors race

Jun 6, 2013

A wealthy Chicago area businessman is joining the race for the Republican nomination for Governor. Bruce Rauner used the internet to make his announcement.   IPR’s Sean Crawford reports:

Rauner's video is both a good way to deliver a message and avoid reporter's questions. 

The millionaire venture capitalist who co-founded a private equity firm  has been rumored to be a candidate for months.  He's been traveling the state on what he called "listening tours." 

People who post internet video of themselves committing violent crimes could start spending more time behind bars.

Supreme Court denies George Ryan appeal

Feb 19, 2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s last-ditch effort to appeal his criminal conviction is being denied.  The U.S. Supreme Court made that decision Tuesday.  IPR’s Alex Keefe reports: Ryan’s lawyers have argued for years his corruption conviction should be re-considered after a change in the so-called “honest services” law. The change would require prosecutors to prove a defendant took bribes - and Ryan’s lawyers argued the government never proved that.  But on Tuesday, justices denied Ryan’s appeal without explanation. 

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