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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 ...

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: Tea Partiers Downplay Rebuke At Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lost in the coverage of the extremely tight Republican and Democratic governor's primaries, and the upcoming Giannoulias/Kirk showdown for Senate, wer...

GOP Candidates Targeting Black Voters In Illinois Gubernatorial Primary

Chicago Sun-Times | LAURA WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two unusual suspects have stepped off the treadmill and caught my eye. Republican candidates Dan Proft and state Sen. Bill Brady are Going Where No Re...

Is Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Bill Brady a True Fiscal Conservative?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When Bill Brady's 2006 campaign expenses exceeded campaign income he borrowed, just like the State of Illinois has done to pay its bills. What's the difference?

Catholics Dominate Illinois Governor's Race

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those running for Illinois governor have their share of differences, but religion is not really one of them....

Big Field Of Republicans Look To Turn Around Party's Fortunes

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as the economy sputters and calls for tax hikes ring across the state, few apparently want to challenge incumbents in their own political party....

Prison Politics: Illinois GOP Moves To Block Gitmo Transfer Plan

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plan to transfer prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay to a nearly deserted Illinois jail is sharply dividing the state's politicians, with Dem...

Gubernatorial Gambit

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Although the intra-party battles have stayed under-the-radar to date, they will undoubtedly heat up as the mercury outside dives. Case in point was the Republican candidate forum.

GOP Can't Find 'Strong Pro-Business Candidate For Governor': Crain's

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A yearlong effort by big Illinois GOP donors to find and back a strong pro-business candidate for governor has failed, with no consensus in sight for ...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Proft Proposes Income Hike for State Lawmakers, Grabs Crackpot Crown

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Perhaps Proft will be successful. After all, the Illinois governor's office has been a welcoming place for crackpots.

Dan Hynes Planning Run For Governor

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes plans to run for governor, a Democrat close to the Hynes campaign told The Associated Press on Friday, ...

Dan Hynes Stockpiles $3.5M Toward Possible Run For Governor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Comptroller Daniel Hynes reported Monday that he has built up a campaign bankroll of $3.5 million as he considers challengin...

Kirk Dillard Announces Campaign For Governor, 'Glad' Madigan Out Of The Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HINSDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Republican Kirk Dillard launched his campaign for Illinois governor on Wednesday just as a leading potential Democratic contend...

Aaron Schock, '80s Music Headline Chicago Young Republicans Party

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You are not alone. That was the message for the estimated 700 Chicago Republicans who packed into the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville Monday night for an ...

Doug Whitley Drops Bid For Illinois Governor, Dan Proft Jumps In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Doug Whitley, the CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, is abandoning his campaign for governor. In a statement posted on his campaign web site, W...