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WATCH: Bill Brady Releases First TV Ad In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has launched the first volley in the Battle of Chicagoland. The Republican candidate for governor bought a 30-second spot on Chicago broad...

Illinois Governor 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Illinois Governor's race below. Email TwitterLists2010+ILGov@gmail.com if you know someone who s...

Pat Quinn Hires Ben Nuckels As Campaign Manager

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three months after winning a heated Democratic primary, Governor Pat Quinn has hired a campaign manager for his general election battle against Repub...

Bill Brady Proposed Borrowing For Pensions, Now Calls It 'Digging The Hole Deeper'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" on Monday. And for the second time in as many days, he reversed him...

Rich Whitney, Green Party Governor Candidate, Announces Budget Proposals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rich Whitney, the Green Party candidate for Illinois governor, announced his proposal to balance the state budget on Thursday. The announcement comes...

Pat Quinn Budget Address: Bill Brady Budget 'Heartless And Naive'

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While urging Illinoisans to keep the faith, and slipping in a proposal for raising taxes, Pat Quinn took a few moments in his annual budget address We...

Bill Brady: Minimum Wage Is 'Government Intrusion'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I think supply and demand in the marketplace determines the rate of minimum wage," then-freshman state senator Bill Brady said in 2003. "I don't thin...

Quinn Reviews Blagojevich-Era Contracts In Budget Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an effort to cut spending across the board, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will examine more than 250 government contracts issued by his predecessor, ...

Rich Whitney, Green Party Governor Candidate: Tribune's Coverage Is 'Unacceptable'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rich Whitney, the Illinois Green Party's candidate for Governor, demands to be taken more seriously. In 2006, Whitney overcame a vigorous challenge b...

Bill Brady Wins Governor's Primary: Kirk Dillard Loses Republican Nomination To Brady By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has won the Republican primary for governor by 193 votes, the Daily Herald reports Friday. The state board of elections released its offic...

Bill Brady Gaffes Again: Attack On Quinn's Early Release Program Unfounded (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a final vote count in the Republican primary for governor expected today, Bill Brady revved up the campaign engine. Expected to be declared the p...

Pat Quinn Camp: Bill Brady Is From The 'Extreme Right Wing'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following Bill Brady's declaration of victory in the GOP race for governor, Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign issued a statement ripping his contender for his...

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...

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...

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...

George Ryan, Convicted Ex-Governor, Must Forfeit Entire Pension, Supreme Court Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois pension system may be tens of billions in the red, but as of Friday it has one fewer check to write: convicted ex-Governor George Ryan wo...

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 ...

UPDATE: Bill Brady's Founding Fathers Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady's rush to the defense of Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee Jason Plummer was odd for a few reasons. First of all, Brady hasn't won hi...

Bill Brady Wants To Change Illinois Constitution To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the winner of the GOP gubernatorial nomination is still a toss up between Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, front-runner Brady is already making pla...

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...

Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieu...

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...