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2014 Illinois Gubernatorial Election

Kim Bellware

A GOP Candidate Shared Thoughts About Medical Marijuana. Here's How It Went. | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Illinois' medical marijuana law "stinks" and should have been vetoed, the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said during a Tuesda...

The Baron and the Brain

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

No, Baron Von Carhartt, Shady Bill Brady and Pat Quinn's Brain aren't characters from a board game. They're among the fake Twitter accounts issuing satiric posts in the voices of the candidates for governor.

Governor Candidates Compete in Race for Facebook Supremacy

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You know what they say about politics: It's not what you know, it's how many Facebook friends you have. We track it for the five governor candidates...

Rauner Is First Beneficiary of His Own Campaign Generosity

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A week ago, Rauner filed notice with the Illinois Board of Elections of his $500,000 donation, which followed a $249,000 donation when he announced his candidacy in March.


Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Multimillionaire Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has an extremely close relationship with Rahm Emanuel, moderate stances on social issues a...