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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 ...

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 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...

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 2010: Pat Quinn, Other Candidates Cast Their Ballots (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates gave themselves all the help they could on Tuesday, casting their ballots and sending out final messages to voters as the Illinois primarie...

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...

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady Take To The Air Before Governor's Primaries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just a day before their respective primary elections for Illinois governor, Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were amon...

Obama Comments On Attack Ads In Illinois GOP Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama addressed a House Republican retreat in a question-and-answer session on Friday. Health care, partisanship and the national debt were ...

Poll: McKenna Leads, GOP Governor's Race Still Tight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Rasmussen survey, released Wednesday, gives Andy McKenna a slight edge in the Republican primary for governor, though the race is still very muc...

Andy McKenna Chastised By State GOP For 'Ethical Missteps'

Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An internal state Republican Party ethics inquiry found that Andy McKenna -- former state Republican chairman and now a candidate for governor -- "com...

Poll: Dan Hynes Leads Quinn, Kirk Dillard Ahead In Tight Governor's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The primaries for governor in both major parties are now officially wide open. Public Policy Polling released a survey Tuesday morning giving Dan H...

Andy McKenna Surges In GOP Governor's Race, Poll Shows Three-Way Tie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Polling released Saturday by the Chicago Tribune shows Andy McKenna with a slight lead in the GOP primary race for governor of Illinois. McKenna poll...

Is Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Bill Brady a True Fiscal Conservative?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When Bill Brady's 2006 campaign expenses exceeded campaign income he borrowed, just like the State of Illinois has done to pay its bills. What's the difference?

Jim Ryan, Former GOP Attorney General, Eyes Second Run For Governor

Chicago Tribune | John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two-time Republican Attorney General Jim Ryan, who left politics nearly seven years after losing a bid for governor to Rod Blagojevich, is contemplati...

GOP Governor Candidates Rip 'Socialized Medicine' While Dems Back Public Option

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Candidates for Illinois governor are split over a national health care plan with all but one Republican saying the state should opt ou...

Jim Ryan Running For Governor Again: Spokesman

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan is set to officially enter the race for governor. ...

Jim Ryan Supporters Landed Big Government Pensions

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Ryan, already dogged by questions about his ties to convicted money-launderer Stuart Levine, could have another L...

Big Field Of Republicans Look To Turn Around Party's Fortunes

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as the economy sputters and calls for tax hikes ring across the state, few apparently want to challenge incumbents in their own political party....

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Tee Off On Former Colleague Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's former colleagues in the Illinois state Senate used him as a punching bag Thursday in the first debate among all seven Republicans r...

Jim Ryan Inches Closer To Run For Governor Despite Stuart Levine Tie

Chicago Sun-Times | ABDON M. PALLASCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Part of the reason that former Attorney General Jim Ryan's emerging entry into this year's race for governor comes as such a surprise to political obs...

Governor Candidate Ryan Says Sorry For Wrongfully Putting Two Men On Death Row

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE McKINNEY AND ABDON M. PALLASCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan issued his first outright apology Thursday for wrongfully putting two men on Death Row instead of prosecuting the...

Gubernatorial Gambit

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Although the intra-party battles have stayed under-the-radar to date, they will undoubtedly heat up as the mercury outside dives. Case in point was the Republican candidate forum.