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First poll of the election cycle to show Quinn ahead of Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Until last week, all polls taken after the March 18 primary election showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn, in...

What Did Bruce Rauner Do to Cherrydale Farms?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Cherrydale Farms is a Pennsylvania-based company which survived the Great Depression and two World Wars. But it couldn't survive Bruce Rauner.

New Poll Shows Quinn Leading Rauner for First Time in Governor's Race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new poll shows incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn leading Republican candidate Bruce Rauner by 3 percentage points, the first time Quinn has led Rauner since the March primaries, and in the 17 polls since then.

Quinn and Rauner Go Head to Head for the First Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One thing came though loud and clear Tuesday at the Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board: These two really don't like each other.

Rauner and Quinn: Is neither telling the truth?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The gloves are off, and both Illinois gubernatorial candidates are leaving nothing out while making their cases to Illinois voters. But does this go-f...

Rauner-linked Nursing Home "Bust Out" Case Goes to Trial This Month

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.07.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Things are about to get very real for Mr. Rauner. The man has gone to great lengths to cloak the details of his business dealings, a task made easier by the privately held structure of GTCR.

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were m...

Bruce Rauner "Appalled" And "Outraged" But What's He Doing About It?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.04.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

But you're wrong. Enough is enough Mr. Rauner. Some of us think the Republican Party should be the leader on reform. If you're going to remain unserious about cleaning up this latest mess which has your fingerprints all over it, then you picked the wrong party to crash.

Rich Miller: Does Bruce Rauner's Budget Plan Check Out?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Several Illinois statewide political candidates spoke to the Illinois Farm Bureau last week about their plans if they were to be elected. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner outlined his economic goals for the state, including his support for growing Illinois' infrastructure.

Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.30.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt to prevent the Libertarian's slate of statewide candidates from appearing on the November ballot.

Will Bruce Rauner's Real Thoughts on the Minimum Wage Please Stand Up?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Quinn's gubernatorial opponent Bruce Rauner said he favored reducing Illinois' $8.25-an-hour minimum wage to the federally mandated $7.25 minimum. No sooner did those remarks become public -- generating swift backlash from nearly all sides -- than Rauner backtracked.

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here'...

Governor Quinn Has Baghdad Bob Moment During Fracking Protest

Will Reynolds | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Quinn's support for fracking continues to be a problem with environmental voters, particularly downstate, as it undermines his claim to "stand with the people, not the powerful."

Guzzardi Undecided Over Mayoral Endorsement

David Ormsby | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic prima...

Rauner Camp Brings A Gun To A Petition Fight

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Friday, August 22 was a very bad day for GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner. He lost on two fronts.

Is Pat Quinn's Reelection in Trouble?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

As the Ilinois governor's race marches ever closer to the November election, both candidates have nine weeks of hard campaigning ahead of them.

Chris Christie: Illinois Governor Is 'Miserably Unpopular,' Has 'Failed'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday had harsh words for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), calling him a "failed" governor and accusing Illinois' D...

The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

When the press ignores the discussion at hand: issues as vital to the health and security of the working class as middle class wages, the utility workers, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans employment rates, and government employee pensions, one shouldn't be surprised that the public transit system is begging for school supplies.

Illinois Term Limits Effort Comes to an End in Court

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Wednesday's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals about legislative term limits in Illinois upholds a June decision by Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva that found the proposed amendment unconstitutional and ineligible for inclusion on the ballot.

Illinois GOP Gov. Nominee Under Scrutiny For Caribbean Investments, Punching Remark

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is under heightened scrutiny in light of new revelations regarding his use of investment funds in th...

Watch: Did Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner Do Better at the Illinois State Fair?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Did Gov. Pat Quinn or his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have the better Illinois State Fair? That was the topic last Friday as Reboot Illinois an...

Rauner reminds supporters that for him to win, they will need to come out to vote

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The headliner at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair was candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, joined by running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti, candida...

Right, Yeah, a Buffer. Bruce Rauner Had a Lot of Buffers.

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner had some explaining to do last week when news broke of the federal indictment of two high level execut...

Are Bruce Rauner's Political Donations an Attempt to Buy Republican Support?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to brin...

Do Recent Polls Really Spell Certain Victory for Bruce Rauner?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Two polls had Rauner winning by 10 and 14 percentage points, but other polls showed him ahead by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, a different poll had Rauner ahead, leading by 13 points. Why such large margins of differences?