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Illinois Governor 2014

Pat Quinn Loses Re-Election As Illinois Governor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn lost his reelection bid to political newcomer Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago cal...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Bruce Rauner defeated incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago called the race for...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner emerged the victor of the race for governor of Illinois Tuesday night, narrowly defeating the Democratic incumbent P...

Newspaper Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent com...

Koch-Backed Group Ramps Up Intervention In Tight Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

With less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls in one of the nation's most contentious gubernatorial races, a conservative advocacy ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Steps Back From Government Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Shortly after video surfaced of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) stating that he is open to shutting down the state government in ord...

Some Dems Say They'll Back GOP Gubernatorial Candidate In Illinois

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - Democratic activist Newton Minow, who served in the Kennedy administration, appeared ...

GOP Eyes Big Opportunity In Illinois Governor's Race

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan March 7 (Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for...

Ex-Employee Claims GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Sexually Harassed Him

Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A former high-level employee of Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford went public Monday with allegations that the Republican gubernatorial candidate sexu...

Bruce Rauner Abruptly Reverses Course On Lowering Minimum Wage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

In a stunning reversal, Illinois billionaire and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he supports increasing the state's minimum wage ...

Hillary Clinton: Gov. Quinn The 'Luckiest Politician' In America

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While in Chicago for a charity fundraiser Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated she's been keeping an eye on Illinois politic...

Lisa Madigan's Biggest Campaign Issue? Dad, Apparently

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's all-but-inevitable run for governor in 2014, her biggest obstacle may not be current Gov. Pa...

Poll: Madigan Leads Quinn Big Time In Governor Matchup

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday has yet more bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's reelection hopes. In the latest poll of Illinois voters conducted by...

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Won't Be Seeking Reelection

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon announced Wednesday that she won't be running for reelection, but hinted that she'll likely be campaigning for anot...

Speculation Swirls In Lead-Up To 2014 Race For Governor

Posted 01.22.2013 | Chicago

The 2014 race of Illinois governor is still a long way off, but that hasn't stopped several would-be candidates from declaring, teasing and otherwise ...

Pat Quinn Polls As America's Least Popular Governor

Posted 11.30.2012 | Chicago

A survey released Thursday by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling contained some terrible, no good, very bad news for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and...