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Illinois Governors Race

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...

Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan Hit Bill Brady On Unions; Brady Responds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn is out to make unions a major issue in the gubernatorial campaign. At a meeting of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Qui...

New Independent Candidate Joins The Already Crowded Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois governor's race might seem like a crowded field already. The major parties have fielded incumbent Pat Quinn and state senator Bill Brady;...

Pat Quinn On 'Chicago Tonight': Defends Tax Hike, Asks Legislators To Act (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the moment Governor Pat Quinn's interview started on Monday's "Chicago Tonight," he knew it wasn't going to be easy. "Governor Quinn, welcome ba...

Bill Brady, Republican Primary Opponents Hold Campaign Rally (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To show party unity, Bill Brady's primary opponents came to support him at his rally on Sunday, kicking off his gubernatorial campaign. Brady won the...

Bill Brady Budget: Still No Detailed Budget Plan From GOP Governor Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a speech announcing his plan to solve Illinois's budget crisis. Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney also r...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Illinois Primary Postmortem

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

A recount in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary could take weeks or even months, shattering party unity and undermining their best shot at the Governor's Mansion in more than a decade.

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

Brady Kicks Off Governor's Race With Bush Echo, Read My Lips No Tax Pledge

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a deep bow to the GOP's conservative roots, state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, on Monday declared his candidacy for governor, the first of wha...

Bill Daley Shelves Gubernatorial Plans

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's official. William M. Daley is no longer a candidate for governor in 2010. Not that Daley -- Midwest Chairman of JP Morgan Chase Bank, former com...

Lisa Madigan 'Thinking About' Gubernatorial Run

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The next gubernatorial election is still two years away, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan acknowledges she's "thinking about" a run for the state's t...