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WATCH: Scott Lee Cohen Names Baxter Swilley Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Independent gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen announced former campaign staffer Baxter Swilley as his running mate on Wednesday with an interest...

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...

12 (Or More) Things I Learned About Sheila Simon

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ellen Gill

Last night, I attended Tenth Dems University Meet the Candidates forum featuring Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Simon.

Pat Quinn Gets Tough Question From Berwyn Child: 'Why Don't You Pay Your Bills?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a school in west suburban Berwyn Thursday night where he was greeted with children and parents holding signs that read "Governo...

Quinn Vetoes Legislative Scholarship Reform, Says It Doesn't Go Far Enough

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed legislation that would restrict the controversial practice of state lawmakers handing out scholarships for state universit...

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...

Rod Blagojevich On Fred Thompson AUDIO: Calls Pat Quinn A 'Eunuch,' Talks Rahm Emanuel, Dick Durbin, Roland Burris

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich had some choice words for a number of prominent Chicago politicians, in a radio appearance on Fred and Jeri Thompson's WLS radio show ...

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...

McPier Overhaul: McCormick Place's New Rules Waiting For Governor's Signature

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill overhauling operations at McCormick Place goes to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. If the governor signs it, new work rules would become effective imme...

WATCH: Bill Brady Changes His Tune On Across-The-Board Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has taken some heat from agencies and politicians alike over his proposed 10 percent across-the-board bu...

Sorry, Carol, Forrest Missed His Chance for 2010

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Carol Marin is the latest to try to make us all feel sorry for poor little Forrest Claypool and his quixotic attempt to worm his way onto the ballot as an independent for Cook County assessor.

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...

Pat Quinn's Budget Plan: Gov Says Tax Hike Would Save Education, But Not In Formal Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As predicted, Gov. Pat Quinn did not include a tax hike in his formal budget proposal Wednesday, but after listing the massive cuts to education that ...

Alexi Giannoulias Leading Mark Kirk In New Poll, Quinn Trailing Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Rasmussen poll released Tuesday shows Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias in a narrow lead over Republican nominee Mark Kirk, but a poll ...

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...

Former Governor Jim Edgar Talks Budget Crisis, Calls Bill Brady's Budget Ideas 'Naive'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar spoke on WBEZ's "Eight Forty Eight" Tuesday morning about the budget crisis in Illinois. While offering his opinion...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Big Cuts Coming For Schools, Police, Child Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Gov. Pat Quinn won't discuss his proposal for fixing the state's massive deficit until Wednesday, a top Quinn aide told the Associated Press Mo...

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...

Daley Lashes Out At Quinn: Says Quinn Lied About Tax Share

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley accused Gov. Quinn today of a political double-cross regarding the governor's proposal to cut $300 million from the share of state income ...

Bill Brady A 'Compassionate Conservative,' He Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady, Republican candidate for Illinois governor described himself as a "compassionate conservative" on ABC Chicago's morning news show Monday m...

Kirk Dillard Concedes: Lost Nomination By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for Illinois governor finally came to a close today, as Sen. Bill Brady was declared the winner after beating Sen. Kirk Di...

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...

Time to Fundamentally Change the Budget Process in Springfield

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

We are failing those who elected us. I call on every member of the Assembly to withdraw any bill they have introduced this session that will add to the state's expenses going forward.