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WATCH: Bill Brady's Record Of Voting Against Women Revealed In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Democratic Governors Association is going on the offensive in the Illinois governor's race, releasing a scathing 30-second ad that highlights Bill...

Illinois Governor: Quinn Catching Up To Brady In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn has made major strides in the most recent poll of the Illinois governor's race, coming within three points of his Republi...

Strange Bedfellows: Kirk And Quinn Vs. Alexi And Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An income tax issue has Republicans attacking Republicans and Democrats attacking Democrats at the tops of both parties' tickets in Illinois this week...

Bill Brady, Pat Quinn Skip Illinois Governor's Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago State University will host a debate Thursday night in the hotly contested Illinois governor's race. But neither major party candidate will be ...

Despite Slashing School Budgets, Quinn Gets Teachers Union Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week ago, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a budget that included $241 million in cuts to the state's public schools. Programs will be e...

Scott Lee Cohen Announces Run For Governor: Ousted Former Lt. Gov Running As Independent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Embattled former lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen, who dropped out of the race amidst allegations of domestic violence and steroid abuse, a...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

Bill Brady Plugs Family Business, Brady Homes, At Republican Luncheon (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is willing to lay a lot on the line for his business. In the past week, he has taken steady criticism o...

Bill Brady Skips Gay Pride Parade, Heads To Swedish Parade Instead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite some bad weather in the morning, this year's Chicago Pride Parade was as lively as ever. The Chicago Sun-Times estimated that 450,000 people t...

Obama, Alexi Giannoulias To Appear Together In Quincy On Wednesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will be stopping in his adopted home state of Illinois on Wednesday, as part of a whistle-stop "White House to Main Street Tour" that ...

Jim Edgar Will Vote For Bill Brady, But Won't Campaign For Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar, a widely respected moderate Republican, has been critical of his party's candidate for the state's highest office ...

Bill Brady Wants To Lower The Minimum Wage In Illinois

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady, Republican candidate for Illinois governor, said today he will move to lower the state's minimum wage if elected in November. According t...

Bill Brady: Ban Personal Use Of State Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady called for an end to personal use of state cars after two high-profile DUIs in the past week, NBC Chicag...

Scott Lee Cohen Says He Has 133K Signatures, More Than Enough To Qualify For Ballot (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen appears to have crossed an important threshold in his independent bid for governor of Illinois. At a press conference on Sunday, the ...

Scott Lee Cohen Wants To Run For Governor, Quinn Not Concerned

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After some speculation, it turns out embattled former lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen did meet with Illinois Democratic Party chair Michae...

Local Pols Spar Over Releasing Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: After days of pressure from his opponent Pat Quinn, Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has agreed to release his tax returns from ...

HE'S BACK? Scott Lee Cohen Could Run For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before he won a surprising victory in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, Scott Lee Cohen was rarely in the news. But since then, he can't...

GOP Candidate For Illinois Governor: I Could Beat Obama If He Were Running Against Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's no secret in Illinois that Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has a bit of a popularity problem. With the budget mess, and his proposal to raise taxes...

Bill Brady Won't Release Tax Returns; Pat Quinn Calls It Disappointing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Breaking with a common practice among politicians, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady won't make his tax returns public this year. In a video rec...

Scott Lee Cohen To Run As Independent For Governor?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He's baaaaack? Sneed hears rumbles former lieutenant governor candidate Scott Lee Cohen is angling for a comeback. The millionaire pawnbroker is "i...

Pat Quinn: Will Hire Campaign Manager 'After We're Finished Governing'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is trailing by double-digits in the polls to a far-right Republican in a normally blue state. His opponent, Bill Brady, has taken c...

Scott Lee Cohen Still Collecting Signatures In Run For Governor

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Scott Lee Cohen is still collecting signatures before a petition deadline later this month. ...

Jim Edgar, Former Governor, Slams Bill Brady's Budget Again; Rallies For Immigration Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar -- the last man to leave the Governor's mansion without an indictment -- built a reputation during his tenure of pr...

Poll: Lisa Madigan More Popular Than Pat Quinn, Alexi Giannoulias COMBINED

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A year ago at this time, Lisa Madigan was the Democratic Party's best hope for holding onto Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Rahm Emanuel even invited ...

Bill Brady Leads Pat Quinn In Another New Poll Of Illinois Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In another piece of ugly polling for Illinois Democrats, a new Rasmussen survey released Thursday gives Republican Bill Brady a significant lead in th...