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Chicago Children's Theatre gets $5 million in state funds

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected Saturday night at a fundraising gala for the Chicago Children's Theatre — where he will announce $5 million in new state funding to help the long-itinerant, non-profit theater company purchase and renovate a former police station in Chicago's West...

The Boy Who Milked Cows: New Governor Inherits Proposed Raw Milk Regulations

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner claims he was milking cows by age eight, which makes it likely he also drank some raw milk while growing up. But, during the campaign that saw him unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday night, the incoming Republican governor did not say whether he would allow raw milk regulations pending in the... Continue Reading

Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit.

A 2014 Midterm Election Post-Mortem: The Democratic Party Will Not Solve Our Problems

The Democratic Party was totally demolished in the midterm election last night. Where I live, in Illinois, a pension fund raider and Job Creator of the 1% named Bruce Rauner defeated Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. But, in the morning, when I woke up I was largely dispassionate about the outcome of the election.

Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history.

Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in governor's race

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes toShow More Summary

Rauner urges Downstate supports to block 'Chicago political machine'

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Saturday sought to tap into long-simmering regional rivalries as he urged Downstate supporters to “block that Chicago political machine” by voting for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who in turn looked to first lady Michelle Obama...

Get-out-the-vote efforts matter in Quinn-Rauner race

With polls tight and pre-election tensions tighter, Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are now turning to the final, furious and perhaps most critical phase of their record-setting $96 million battle for governor: GOTV.

Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Democrats enacted in...

Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business.

Emanuel backs Quinn, governor doesn't return favor

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel let politics trump friendship in backing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, Quinn didn't return the favor Friday when asked if Emanuel deserves another term in office.

Generation Y votes: Quinn or Rauner?

With the top two candidates - sitting Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner - vying in a competitive, mud-slinging race for governor, Millennial voters will decide by Election Day which Baby Boomer candidate can better bridge the...Show More Summary

Rauner, Quinn pile up campaign cash from business, labor

Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor's race, doubling the state's previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor.

Lieutenant governor candidates bring different resumes, roles

Pat Quinn is running for re-election as governor Tuesday, but no one on the ballot may have a keener appreciation of the pitfalls and potential upside for the winner of a related battle for lieutenant governor between Democrat Paul Vallas and Republican Evelyn Sanguinetti.

WLS to Host Live Facebook Q&A with Governor’s Race Candidates

Tonight, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will take questions from voters on the Facebook page of WLS, the ABC-owned station in Chicago. Tomorrow night, challenger Bruce Rauner will take questions in the same way. Facebook’s Andy Stone tells...Show More Summary

Quinn or Rauner

Quinn or Rauner Illinoisans are gearing up for the upcoming Gubernatorial Race between incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner. The race has turned into a series of negative campaign ads coming out of both camps. Show More Summary

3 reasons why you shouldn't let campaign negativity keep you away from the polls

The 2014 Illinois governor's race has been one of the most fiercely fought in recent memory. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have both tried to convince voters that the other is the worst thing that could happen to the state. Show More Summary

Rauner, Quinn take governor campaign to pulpit

Republican challenger Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made their campaign pitches from the pulpit on Sunday, visiting African-American churches as they compete for the critical black vote in the close contest.

Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax

The race for governor is about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. It is also a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Quinn and fellow Democrats enacted in 2011, on whether that tax will start to...

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