Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday would not say where he stands on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pension overhaul that would raise property taxes in Chicago, a plan that goes in the opposite direction of the governor's call for property tax relief during his annual budget address last week.
As the 2014 governor's race gets under way, Reboot Illinois has obtained documents containing several likely campaign ad themes for Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Readers are advised that these are only working titles. The Rauner...Show More Summary
The Illinois gubernatorial race is now officially between incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner. Rauner's political strategy seems to be a focus on the economy and budget, with the hope that social issues will not come to the...
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog CHICAGO, Ill. — The working man in Illinois apparently can’t lose. Both Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his newly minted Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are laying a “man of the people” groundwork in their run at the governor’s mansion in Illinois. WORKING MAN’S FRIEND? Rauner wants to build Illinois’...
Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has won his state's Republican primary and will challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in Quinn's reelection race later this year
The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from groups with a vested interest in the high-stakes race.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn coasted to a win in the state's Democratic primary on Tuesday, while the Republican primary to choose a candidate to challenge Quinn in November was too close to call several hours after polls closed.
At the last minute, I decided to follow a real White Whale of a race: the gubernatorial contest in the Land of Lincoln. Incumbent Democrat Governor Pat Quinn is vulnerable, but he was vulnerable four years ago: there's always Chicag...
The Republican candidates for governor spent the final Sunday before the primary election taking aim at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as they sought bolster support from their supporters and returned to the themes that launched their campaigns.
Actor Martin Sheen spoke at a Chicago church with Governor Pat Quinn. “I’ve been an actor all my life, that’s what I do for a living,” said Sheen, who portrayed President Josiah Bartlet on TV’s “The West Wing.” “But activism is what I do to stay alive and this is a reflection of my activism. […]
CHICAGO -- Actor Martin Sheen teamed up with Ill. Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday to lend his star power to the Democratic governor's push for a higher minimum wage. Speaking before the crowd at a South Side church, Sheen invoked Pope...Show More Summary
With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014. The ongoing assaults in other states on women in health care, in the workplace and in government are escalating with each passing day. Show More Summary
Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has been under pressure for wasting over $50 million in taxes on an anti-violence program that employed gang members, and now Quinn faces more criticism because one of his hires was charged with murder. Show More Summary
The auditor general's office recently released its review of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program spearheaded by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 when he was gearing up to run for re-election. The report, to be succinct, had some...Show More Summary
Illinois won't be your grandfather's state government. Governor Pat Quinn's Administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations...Show More Summary
Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady hopes enough voters are disenchanted with Pat Quinn to lead Brady to victory in November. But he needs to get past presumptive GOP frontrunner Bruce Rauner first. [ more › ]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn never was going to run as a moderate, but in recent days the Democrat gave voters the surest sign yet that he will be running for re-election from the left. CLEAR SIGN: Quinn’s campaign moves sets up a clear move to the left.... The post Illinois governor running hard left appeared first on Say Anything.
The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage. The Republican candidates don't want to. Show More Summary
If you’re keeping score about what potential presidential contenders believe, mark this down for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry appeared on a “Crossfire” panel with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), who said Illnois is grateful to President Barack Obama for “saving the American auto industry” and creating jobs in his state. “And I still haven’t […]