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2014: Daley officially in for governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

DALEY OFFICIALLY IN Maybe it was a foregone conclusion, but Bill Daley today made his run for governor official, filing paperwork with the Illinois St...

Quinn's lawmaker salary veto: Playing with fire?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SALARY VETO AS STRATEGY This week Illinois lawmakers will miss their first monthly paycheck after Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries after their fai...

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The subject of political corruption is nothing new to Illinois, but the recent accusations of patronage against House Speaker Michael Madigan made by ...

What's in Illinois' income tax future?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

TAX TALK Illinois lawmakers face some tough choices about our state income tax. In 2011, they raised the income tax from 3 to 5 percent for four years...

Madigan, Metra and clout culture: "Legal" doesn't mean "correct"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LEGAL VS. RIGHT Whether House Speaker Michael Madigan broke any laws in trying to obtain a raise for a political donor at Metra is all but irrelevant....

John Celock

Front-Runner Exits Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

The Illinois attorney general said Monday she won't run for governor next year because her father remains a top state legislator. State Attorney G...

Sky the limit on campaign funding for 2014 Illinois gov race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.11.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SKY'S THE LIMIT? Illinois only recently imposed its first campaign contribution limits. But with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner likel...

Quinn: No pension bill, no paychecks -- Political stunt or shrewd move? Join us to give voters fair maps; Stantis: IL v. Bieber

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

NO CHECK FOR YOU! Gov. Pat Quinn had threatened "consequences" to lawmakers if they didn't pass a pension reform bill by July 9 and on Wednesday he de...

Quinn to lawmakers: No pension bill, no pay

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: QUINN'S BAD DAY Gov. Pat Quinn had one of the worst days of his governorship Tuesday in Springfield. First the General Assembly resoundingly rej...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

While many people relaxed in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Illinois was buzzing from the recent release of former Governor George Ryan, Bill Daley's endorsement from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Quinn's partial veto of a concealed carry firearms bill.

Video: Lawmakers get testy with Quinn on pensions; Mell: political power as family heirloom; Google buzz on 2014 gov candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LAWMAKERS TO QUINN: WHERE ARE YOU? Both Republicans and Democrats on a 10-member special pension committee teed off on Gov. Pat Quinn Monday. More acc...

Famous friends including Al Gore help Bill Daley

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Last week New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg came through for Bill Daley with a strong endorsement video. This week we learn that he also got out his pe...

Are your income taxes going up? Tribune weighs in, we've got lots of info; 2014: Al Gore for Bill Daley; Pension deadline tomorrow

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

FAIR TAX OR MORE TAX? The Chicago Tribune on Sunday blasted an effort by some lawmakers to change Illinois' income tax system from a flat rate paid by...

Sounding off on pensions, state government

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

REBOOTER IN ACTION A friend of a friend recently forwarded us something circulating around the Internet that showed someone educating others about his...

2014: Bloomberg endorses Daley; Blog: Gun issues in 2014 election; Poll: Name trouble for Daley, L.Madigan? Stantis: Quinn's concealed weapon

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: BLOOMBERG ENDORSES DALEY New York Mayor and staunch gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bill Daley in his run for governor. In a...

Great news, Illinois: Pension debt only costs you $5 million a day

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

GOOD NEWS For months, Gov. Pat Quinn's office has said Illinois' pension debt is growing by $17 million a day. But as we rang in Fiscal New Year 2014 ...

Daley raises $800k, demands campaign reform; Poll: Rutherford leads GOP pack; Government golden parachutes you pay for

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley tweeted Sunday night that he has raised $800,000 since announcing his candidacy three weeks ago. He...

Check Out Our Illinois Buzz-Meter 2014!

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Social media made the difference in both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. We think it'll be a major factor in the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Reboot Illinois introduces "2014" section: All 2014 election news all the time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

INTRODUCING 2014: The race for governor in 2014 is loaded with issues critically important to the state's future: What will happen with the state's in...

Lisa Madigan's Biggest Campaign Issue? Dad, Apparently

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's all-but-inevitable run for governor in 2014, her biggest obstacle may not be current Gov. Pa...

Daley takes on L. Madigan, Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MEET THE PRESS Gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley ripped his two probable competitors Monday for their failures in the state's crippling pension crisi...

Bill Daley for Governor: Buzz or Zzzzz?

David Ormsby | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Feel the energy. There has been no "Thank God, Bill Daley is the in race!" reaction from Democratic political observers who fear that Governor Pat Quinn might lose the Democrats' grip on the governor's mansion.

Illinois Treasurer Says He'll Seek GOP Nod For Governor

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2014. The 58-year-old from Pontiac announced Sunday he will ...

The Gun-Vote Backlash Has Only Just Begun

The New Republic | ALEC MACGILLIS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

As the Boston area was gripped by the manhunt that followed the Marathon bombings late last week, the opinion pages of the Concord Monitor just up the...