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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...

Life Support for Lieutenant Governor

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Most of lieutenant governors occupy an office equivalent to what former Vice President John Nance Garner once said equated in worth to little more than a "bucket of warm spit."

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.

Illinois Governor Primary: Quinn Claims Victory, Hynes Says It's Not Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just about 5,000 votes separating incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes in the race for the Illinois Democratic nomination...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Undecided Voters Likely to Defeat Governor Quinn

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new poll in the 2010 Illinois Democratic primary for governor has Governor Pat Quinn's lead over Comptroller Dan Hynes shaved to 4 points. Gulp.

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...

Prison Politics: Illinois GOP Moves To Block Gitmo Transfer Plan

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plan to transfer prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay to a nearly deserted Illinois jail is sharply dividing the state's politicians, with Dem...

Andy McKenna Joins Crowded GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's new drama in the Illinois governor's race and it's within the same political party. ...

Prehistoric Print Endorsements?

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

In an era of declining readership and a politically disengaged populace, do newspaper endorsements reflect little more than the proverbial tree falling in a desolate forest?

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...

Pat Quin, Dick Durbin Try To Build Support For Gitmo Inmates' Relocation To Thomson Prison In Illinois

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday tried to build support and counter criticism of a proposal to sell a prison in rura...

Catholics Dominate Illinois Governor's Race

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those running for Illinois governor have their share of differences, but religion is not really one of them....

Andy McKenna Financial Plan: GOP Governor Candidate Seeks To Cut State Spending, Avoid Tax Hike

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Republican candidate for governor Andy McKenna proposed dramatically cutting state spending to rescue Illinois' finances without an in...

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?

Andy McKenna Gets Blessing Of House GOP Leader Tom Cross For Governor

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

Illinois state Rep. Tom Cross, minority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, today endorsed former state Republican Party Chairman Andy Mc...