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Dan Hynes

Illinois Stops Paying Its Bills, But Can't Stop Digging Hole

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Even by the standards of this deficit-ridden state, Illinois's comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes, faces an ugly balance sheet. Precisely how ugl...

For Teachers Unions, Focus Should Be Brady

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

When it comes to education, Illinois voters have a stark choice this November: a Democrat who would fund the schools versus a Republican who would gut them.

Blagojevich Trial: Where's the Beef?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

After the government rested its case months ahead of schedule, it became apparent to anyone who was paying attention that what we have here is a perfectly premature prosecution.

Despite $1 Million in TV Ads, Bill Brady's Campaign Tanks 9 Points, New Poll Shows

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Brady has spent $600,000 in ads to introduce himself and another $400,000 to batter Quinn. Quinn's campaign allowed the ads to go unanswered. And you know what? Brady's poll numbers have tanked.

Take One for the Team, Alexi

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Dear Alexi, You've played plenty of hoops over the years, so you of all people should know when it's time to pull yourself out of the ball game.

Bill Brady's Campaign Against Pat Quinn Stalls, New Poll Reveals

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Though Brady has gained no further traction since winning the GOP nomination, it is impossible to sugarcoat the results for Quinn. Grim.

Pat Quinn: Dan Hynes Does Not Want Lt. Governor Spot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While earlier news reports stated that Dan Hynes would not be opposed to running as "Lieutenant" to Pat Quinn's "Governor," both a Hynes spokesman and...

Dan Hynes Would Consider Lieutenant Governor's Spot If Asked

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen's surprise decision to end his pursuit of the lieutenant governor's office has created a vacuum at the top of the Democratic ticket, b...

Republican Governors Association Using Dan Hynes Campaign Ads To Attack Pat Quinn (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even though the winner of the GOP's gubernatorial nomination remains unclear, Republicans are already attacking Gov. Pat Quinn--and using fellow Democ...

Dan Hynes Concession: Illinois Governor Candidate Concedes To Pat Quinn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Comptroller Dan Hynes choked up as he conceded defeat in the Illinois governor's race on Thursday morning. "Well, the people have spoken, and the vot...

Dan Hynes To Make 'Major Announcement'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Hynes, who vowed to "keep fighting" as the Illinois Primary results trickled in Tuesday night, will make a "major announcement" Thursday morning--...

Illinois Primary Postmortem

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

A recount in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary could take weeks or even months, shattering party unity and undermining their best shot at the Governor's Mansion in more than a decade.

Illinois Primary 2010: Multiple Recounts Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois voters wait for answers from Tuesday's primary, many are wondering if a recount is in order--with predictions that Kirk Dillard and Bill B...

Obama Congratulates Pat Quinn On Victory, Dan Hynes Not Conceding

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama called Gov. Pat Quinn to congratulate him on his win in the Democratic primary, even though back in Illinois opponent Dan Hynes...

Illinois Governor Primary: Quinn Claims Victory, Hynes Says It's Not Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just about 5,000 votes separating incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes in the race for the Illinois Democratic nomination...

Campaign Reform

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

All of the candidates in this race were dead, dull and boring.

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady Take To The Air Before Governor's Primaries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just a day before their respective primary elections for Illinois governor, Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were amon...

Gay Marriage In Illinois: Hynes Gives Full Support, But Activists Say It May Be Awhile

Chicago Pride | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While LGBT activists are pleased that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes supports full marriage equality, those working hard in Springfield ...

Burr Oak Memo Reveals Internal Conflicts About Cemetery Desecration

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Burr Oak Cemetery executives knew about the elaborate grave reselling scheme there as early as 2003, and discussed the issue with the comptroller's of...

Hynes Didn't Have Permission To Run Harold Washington Footage | One Man's Thoughts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Broadcast Communications permits its website users to access but not download its broadcast archives. Copies of footage can be obtained ...

Hail Mary Mudslinging

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Does Dan Hynes' ad featuring Harold Washington represent a "game change" in this late hour of the campaign?

Hynes Campaign: Pat Quinn Is 'Unelectable' In November

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Dan Hynes beats the Republicans, Pat Quinn doesn't," the Hynes campaign told reporters on Wednesday. Hynes officials cited recent polls showing in...