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Government
4:34 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Quinn touts housing program during Peoria stop

Governor Pat Quinn toured the state Monday to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.  That included a stop in Peoria, where he urged people to take advantage of "Welcome Home Illinois." The program offers homebuyers $7,500 for a down payment and interest rates as low as 3.75 percent.  

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Politics
6:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Quinn, Rauner square-off face to face

Credit WBEZ / Chicago Public Radio

Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner shared the same stage Friday.

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Politics
8:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike

House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. That's one of the big issues in the governor's race.  

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Government
1:24 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks

Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday gave his annual budget speech. He is trying to sell a plan that keeps in place Illinois’ 5-percent income tax rate, but which will give homeowners a $500 annual break in property taxes:

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Politics
7:53 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

IL governor race gets negative

Each major party candidate for Illinois governor has wasted no time before going negative against his opponent. 

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Politics
7:48 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Rauner touts Democrat supporters

The Republicans' nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner, announced a round of new endorsements Thursday, but not from members of his own party. 

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Politics
5:22 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Rauner trying to court labor groups?

Now that he's Republicans nominee, it seems like Bruce Rauner is backing away from a campaign mantra. 

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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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State News
4:59 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Emanuel criticizes Rauner on min. wage stance

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is criticizing his close friend running for Illinois governor - after he back-pedaled his stance on minimum wage.  Bruce Rauner is a venture capitalist running for governor as a Republican.  Rauner recently changed positions on what Illinois’ minimum wage should be.  A month ago - Rauner said the state should reduce its minimum wage.  Now - he says the entire country should raise it.  Mayor Emanuel says reducing the minimum wage is a backwards idea.

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Politics
5:01 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Rauner releases tax returns

One of the Republicans running for governor had a very good year in 2012. Bruce Rauner released his tax returns Monday. Rauner says he made more than $53 million:

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