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2014 Illinois Gubernatorial Election

Kim Bellware

A GOP Candidate Shared Thoughts About Medical Marijuana. Here's How It Went. | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Illinois' medical marijuana law "stinks" and should have been vetoed, the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said during a Tuesda...

The Baron and the Brain

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

No, Baron Von Carhartt, Shady Bill Brady and Pat Quinn's Brain aren't characters from a board game. They're among the fake Twitter accounts issuing satiric posts in the voices of the candidates for governor.

Governor Candidates Compete in Race for Facebook Supremacy

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You know what they say about politics: It's not what you know, it's how many Facebook friends you have. We track it for the five governor candidates i...

Rauner Is First Beneficiary of His Own Campaign Generosity

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A week ago, Rauner filed notice with the Illinois Board of Elections of his $500,000 donation, which followed a $249,000 donation when he announced his candidacy in March.


Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Multimillionaire Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has an extremely close relationship with Rahm Emanuel, moderate stances on social issues a...