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Quinn's Lack of Leadership Continues to Hurt the People of Illinois

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

Quinn has failed to tell the public that his more than $1 billion in cuts was mostly smoke and mirrors. In reality, Quinn cut very little from the budget, which still carries a $13 billion deficit.

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 ...

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...

Governor, Lieutenant To Run Together In Primary, If Quinn Signs New Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Hoping to avert another Scott Lee Cohen debacle, the Senate voted Tuesday to require that the governor and lieutenant governor run toge...

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...

Libertarian For Governor Says Civil Rights Act Is Illegal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, third party candidates in both the race for Illinois governor and the race for President Obama's former Senate seat filed their petitions, ...

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 ...

Jeb Bush In Chicago Campaigning For Bill Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is in Chicago today campaigning for Bill Brady--and Democrats are using his visit to slam the Republican gubernatorial ca...

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...

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...

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...

WATCH: Republican Group Releases Ad Tying Pat Quinn To Blago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With jury selection in the Rod Blagojevich trial wrapping up, the main event in the three-ring corruption circus is about to begin. And Bill Brady, Re...

Far Right Wing Bill Brady Leads Gov. Quinn By 10% In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In another disheartening poll for Illinois Democrats, incumbent governor Pat Quinn fell well behind his Republican challenger Bill Brady in a recent s...

Bill Brady: Sheila Simon An 'Attorney-Academician,' Doesn't Understand Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady took his first shots at the new Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson reported M...

Pat Quinn, Sheila Simon Travel The State Together

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate, Sheila Simon, are introducing themselves to as many voters as possible Monday. The pair are on a six-city fl...

Scott Lee Cohen Recruits Signature Collectors For Campaign, Some Of Them Reported Junkies

Huffington Post | Josh Lederman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Josh Lederman covers community and politics for Northwestern University's Medill News Service, based in Chicago. Prior to Medill, he interned for CNN'...

Bill Brady Voted For Law That Benefited His Real Estate Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An interview with Bill Brady in Sunday'sChicago Tribune revealed an apparent conflict of interest in a law that Brady voted for three times. The Repu...

Bill Brady Plays Hooky From Senate While Campaigning For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The upcoming elections seem to be distracting lawmakers across the board from doing what they were elected to do in Illinois. Some say we need a tax...

GOP Lt. Governor Candidate Refuses To Release Tax Returns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor, announced one month ago that he wouldn't release his tax returns for media scrutiny, argui...