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2014 Illinois Governor Candidate Expenses: How Are They Spending Their Campaign Dollars?

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Think all campaign spending goes toward advertising, printing yard signs and making campaign T-shirts? You'd be amazed at the expenses incurred by candidates stumping for votes.

Rauner Leads In Facebook, Quinn Rules Twitter In Social Media Race

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

. We're following the social media trends of the six candidates for Illinois governor. The early returns show GOP candidate Bruce Rauner leading the pack in Facebook friends, though his numbers have begun to plateau after a meteoric initial rise.

Social Media Buzz-Meter: Who's Got More Friends, Followers?

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

When Bill Daley announced his official entry into the 2014 race for governor on July 30, his press release touted the number of Facebook friends and T...

Bill Brady Hopes Third Time's The Charm In Bid For Governor

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to running for governor of Illinois, state Senator Bill Brady hopes three is the magic number. Wednesday, the Bloomington-based Repub...

Pols Begin Throwing Hats Into The Ring For 2014 Governor Race

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

With the dust settling on the 2012 election, the focus in Illinois politics has already shifted two years into the future. Tuesday was a bruising ...

Bill Brady Voter: 'I Wish Cook County Would Just Secede From Illinois'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CORRECTION: The original version of this story indicated that Bill Brady said he wished Cook County would secede from Illinois. In fact, a Bill Brady ...

Illinois Governor's Race: Pat Quinn And Bill Brady At Their Best, Worst

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before February, the race for Illinois governor was brutal. Impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich had been arrested, and people were looking for c...

Bill Brady: Schools Should Consider Foregoing Teacher Pay Raises

Quad-City Times | Mike Riopell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- State Sen. Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for governor, is taking heat from a teachers union over suggestions that school distric...

WATCH: Quinn And Brady Bicker Through Final Governor's Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By: Deanna Bellandi CHICAGO (AP)-- The major party candidates for Illinois governor repeatedly questioned each other's honesty and competence Thursda...

Bill Brady Ads Pulled From Local Stations Due To Nonpayment

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bill Brady campaign insists it still has plenty of cash, despite the fact that Chicago television and radio stations have reportedly been pulling ...

Brady Wants Apology After Hendon Calls Him 'Racist' And 'Homophobic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already dirty race for Illinois governor has become even nastier. On Saturday, Governor Pat Quinn was joined by state Senator Rickey Hendon at a...

WATCH: Illinois Governor Releases Awesome 'Glee'-Inspired Political Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has been getting aggressive with political ads in recent weeks. First, he released what has been dubbed "America's nasties...

WATCH: Brady Says He Is 'Proud' Of His Hard-Right Stance On Social Issues During Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Story by Deanna Bellandi and Sophia Tareen CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' major party candidates for governor highlighted their stark differences on socia...

Bill Brady Is Conservative, But Says He Won't Push Social Agenda

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady seems to be getting the best of both worlds this campaign season. His sometimes extreme, socially conser...

Bill Brady's Conservative Roots: Republican Candidate's Life Downstate

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"You served a lot of masses there, didn't you, hon?" Nancy Brady asks her husband, Bill, at Holy Trinity in Downstate Bloomington, the church where th...

WATCH: New Bill Brady Ad Depicts Pat Quinn As Bad Santa

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hey, Illinois! It's Christmas in July! Well, that's what Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady thinks, according to his latest campaign ad. ...

Brady Changes His Tune On Lowering State's Minimum Wage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Bill Brady became the GOP's candidate for Illinois governor, he has changed his tune on several positions. First, he had to tone down some of hi...

Bill Brady Did Not Pay Federal Income Taxes For The Past Two Years

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

These have been hard times for Bill Brady. But he finally released his tax returns today. It turns out that his family has suffered from the Great ...

Quinn, Brady Look To Illinois Chamber Of Commerce For Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says when he gets the state budget from the Legislature, he'll spell out specific spending cuts. And he wants to do that by the end of ...

He's Winning The Race For Governor, But Does Illinois Know How Extreme Bill Brady Is?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has been well ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn in the polls for some time now. Despite an incredibly close Republ...

Bill Brady's Race For Governor: 'The People In Chicago And The Suburbs Dont Know Him At All'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Bill Brady made his way through a crowded ballroom at the Hilton on Michigan Avenue the other evening, heads did not turn to glimpse a political bi...

Bill Brady Slams Highland Park School's Decision To Keep Girls Basketball Team From Arizona Tournament (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Everyone seems to be weighing in on a Highland Park high school's decision to keep its girls basketball team from playing in an Arizona tournament due...

WATCH: Bill Brady Changes His Tune On Across-The-Board Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has taken some heat from agencies and politicians alike over his proposed 10 percent across-the-board bu...

Brady Kicks Off Governor's Race With Bush Echo, Read My Lips No Tax Pledge

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a deep bow to the GOP's conservative roots, state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, on Monday declared his candidacy for governor, the first of wha...