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Illinois Governors Race 2014

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 ...

Venture Capitalist Emerges As GOP Primary Favorite, But Far Tougher Fight Looms

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 15 (Reuters) - Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has used $6 million of his own money to help ...

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...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Sexual Harassment Suit 'Smells Of Politics'

AP | KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The campaign for Illinois governor took a jarring turn Monday when a former state employee accused a Republican candidate, state Trea...

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...

Daley's Officially In For Illinois Gov Race

Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago

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NYC Mayor Backs Daley For Illinois Governor

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Why is a New York mayor talking to you about the next governor of Illinois? In a video released Monday (embedded), New York City's Mayor Michael Bl...

Spokesman: Bill Daley '100 Percent In' Illinois Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A rare intra-party battle began taking shape Tuesday among big-name Democrats in Illinois, as former White House chief of staff Bill D...

Illinois Treasurer Says He'll Seek GOP Nod For Governor

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2014. The 58-year-old from Pontiac announced Sunday he will ...

Family Drama Adds Intrigue To 2014 Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know – and who you're related to – m...

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 ...

Bill Daley Says He's Considering Running For Governor

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley said Thursday that he's "seriously" considering a run for Illinois governor in 2014, a mo...