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Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle

Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made the holiday little more than an election-year speed bump.

Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as “staff assistants” at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state needs a change from years of cronyism.

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here's the company line from each campaign: From the Quinn campaign: Bruce Rauner's tax plan will gut education funding by cutting the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent. Show More Summary

Governor Quinn Has Baghdad Bob Moment During Fracking Protest

Governor Pat Quinn had his Baghdad Bob moment during an anti-fracking protest at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. For those who may have forgotten (or are too young to remember) Baghdad Bob became famous as the perpetually positive...Show More Summary

Rauner calls for spending billions on public works projects

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Wednesday called for spending billions of dollars a year on public works projects while Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn warned that if he loses re-election it will be “Siberia when it comes to investment in public services.”

Is Pat Quinn's reelection in trouble?

As the Ilinois governor's race marches ever closer to the November election, both candidates have nine weeks of hard campaigning ahead of them. But Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's road might have gotten just a bit harder, writes Madeleine...Show More Summary

Illinois Governor Vetoes Ride-Sharing Restrictions

6 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois vetoed legislation that would have effectively put an end to ride-sharing companies like UberX and Lyft.

Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation

Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed two bills Monday that would have placed statewide regulations on the ride-share industry that competes with taxis, saying the bills "would have mandated a one-size-fits-all approach to a service that is best regulated at the local level.”

Getting Around: Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed...

Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed two bills that would have placed statewide rules on the ridesharing services Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar. Quinn stated that state-level rules were a "one sized fits all" approach, and that local communities should...

Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at what he called corruption under the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the e-mails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration.

Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of being under federal investigation for corruption Thursday while the Democrat called his challenger "one of the leading outsourcers" sending jobs oversea...

Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign.

Are Bruce Rauner's political donations an attempt to buy Republican support?

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to bring change to Springfield and that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has been in government too long. Show More Summary

Do recent polls really spell certain victory for Bruce Rauner?

As the end of the summer heats up, so does the end of the Illinois' governor's race. In the political polls conducted so far, the Republican challenger Bruce Rauner seems to be leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, but the margins vary based on polling entity. Show More Summary

Quinn dumps Democratic state fair rally for second year in row

SPRINGFIELD — For the second year in a row, Democrat Pat Quinn decided his political party won’t hold the traditional all-out rally on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair even though it’s a high-profile election year.

Illinois Law Allows Employers To Offer Payroll Cards In Lieu Of Paychecks, Only Limits Some Fees

In spite of the growing backlash against employers who push workers to accept their wages on prepaid debit cards — some of which come loaded with all sorts of fees — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a bill today that allow employers to offer these controversial cards as a legitimate form of payment. The bill, which was … [More]

New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unveiled two new attack ads against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, focusing the message on beleaguered property taxpayers.

Former Republican foe backs Rauner for governor

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner urged Asian-Americans to vote for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn during a stop in Chinatown today, with a former member of a rival GOP ticket encouraging voters to look beyond party lab...

Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

Politicians Give Living on Minimum Wage a Whirl

Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland and Jan Schakowsky took part in #LiveTheWage challenge, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn agree to try it in the future

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