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Quinn Rips Bill Brady For Pet-Kill Legislation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn added an unusual caveat to his search for a new lieutenant governor. "I think it's important for our lieutenant governor to be som...

Bill Brady, Illinois Governor Candidate On Budget: Can't Cut Our Way Out, Won't Raise Taxes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One thing is for sure: Bill Brady is against raising taxes. On Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out new budget proposals to close the state's mass...

Pat Quinn's Governor Campaign Gets Help From Former Enemies

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn and former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones often butted heads. But now all is forgiven. Last month, as Quinn battled Dan Hynes down t...

Mark Kirk OK Sharing Ticket With Conservative Bill Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is known as a relatively moderate Republican. But he'll likely be sharing the statewide ticket with a far-right co...

Kirk Dillard Closes Bill Brady's Lead, Won't Concede Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all counties required to post their final vote tallies today, Kirk Dillard is making up ground--if slowly--and insists that he won't concede defe...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Will Find Out More Today As Final Votes Are Counted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for governor will take another step toward conclusion Tuesday, as local election authorities submit their final counts to ...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Still Close; Brady's Lead Holding, Dillard Could Push For Recount

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Absentee ballots are trickling in by the dozens in the Republican primary for governor, and Bill Brady still clings to a 400-vote margin over opponent...

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...

Scott Lee Cohen 'Wants To Get Out' Of Lieutenant Governor's Nomination, Says Source

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under increasing pressure to step down, Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen is reportedly considering stepping aside. A source told...

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...

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...

Bill Brady Barely Ahead In Illinois Republican Governor's Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Still only separated by a few hundred votes, Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard made friendly during a Republican Unity Breakfast Wednesday morning, and whil...

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...

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...

Obama Comments On Attack Ads In Illinois GOP Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama addressed a House Republican retreat in a question-and-answer session on Friday. Health care, partisanship and the national debt were ...

Hynes Didn't Have Permission To Run Harold Washington Footage

suntimes.com | 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 ...

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...

Poll: McKenna Leads, GOP Governor's Race Still Tight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Rasmussen survey, released Wednesday, gives Andy McKenna a slight edge in the Republican primary for governor, though the race is still very muc...

Poll: Dan Hynes Leads Quinn, Kirk Dillard Ahead In Tight Governor's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The primaries for governor in both major parties are now officially wide open. Public Policy Polling released a survey Tuesday morning giving Dan H...

Andy McKenna Chastised By State GOP For 'Ethical Missteps'

Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An internal state Republican Party ethics inquiry found that Andy McKenna -- former state Republican chairman and now a candidate for governor -- "com...

Dan Hynes, Pat Quinn Debate: Governor's Race Gets Personal As Both Charge Incompetence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was an hour of policy battles and ugly attacks on WTTW, as Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Dan Hynes met for a "candidate forum" on Chicago Tonig...

Andy McKenna Surges In GOP Governor's Race, Poll Shows Three-Way Tie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Polling released Saturday by the Chicago Tribune shows Andy McKenna with a slight lead in the GOP primary race for governor of Illinois. McKenna poll...

Pat Quinn, Dan Hynes In Dead Heat In Governor Primary; Quinn Launches Racial Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn accused challenger Dan Hynes of stoking racial tensions Saturday, as new polling shows the race in a statistical dead heat. The ...

Dan Hynes Slams Pat Quinn: New Ad Shows Harold Washington Saying Quinn Is 'Greatest Mistake'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Hynes has released a new ad, featuring nearly a full minute of monologue by former Chicago mayor Harold Washington. In it, Washington describes hi...

Pat Quinn Attacks Dan Hynes For Burr Oak Cemetery Handling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In response to a recent attack ad by rival Dan Hynes, the campaign of Governor Pat Quinn has released a 30-second spot hitting Hynes for his handling ...