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Former Obama Chief Of Staff To Serve On Transition Team Of GOP Governor-Elect

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Daley, a former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, was named Thursday to the transition team for Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce R...

Ryan Grim

Former Congresswoman Now Officially Working For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Future Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her longtime aide Dan Geldon made the rounds in the House of Representatives throughout 2009,...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, facing fewer opportunities to pick up seats in the Senate and House, see a more fertile playing field in the three doze...

Jason Linkins

Bill Daley Is Apparently The One Guy Who Really Took The 'Joe Biden-Hillary Clinton Switch' Seriously

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Given enough exposure to political punditry, you are going to hear a lot of extremely stupid ideas bandied about -- in fact, you may never hear an int...

Former Obama Aide Denounces Idea That Biden Could Have Been Dropped

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A new book asserts the idea of replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton was floated in Pr...

What's Justice Got to Do With It?

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

"I'm looking for someone to explain justice," said Grace Slattery to a reporter. Slattery was lamenting the comparatively stiff prison sentence her son Patrick had received for his part in a patronage scandal under ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Check Out Our Illinois' Gubernatorial Candidates Fun Facts!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You may know some things about the candidates for governor in Illinois, but we have some fun facts about each candidate that you probably didn't know about them.

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

Top 10: Illinois Remains in National Unemployment Cellar

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

New unemployment figures last week showed Illinois' jobless rate unchanged in August. That also means our second-worst national ranking is unchanged.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Bill Daley

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.20.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When Bill Daley bowed out of the governor's race this week, we lost not only an exciting contested Democratic primary. We also lost one of the most potentially colorful candidates in recent election history.

Hillary Clinton: Gov. Quinn The 'Luckiest Politician' In America

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While in Chicago for a charity fundraiser Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated she's been keeping an eye on Illinois politic...

Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.

Mad As Hell? Don't Just Yell: Use Reboot Illinois' New Sound Off Tool

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Our state's in sorry shape. Debt's growing. Higher taxes are looming. You're mad as hell, now who do you tell? Introducing: Sound Off.

Daley Says He Had Support He Needed To Win Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Despite a months-long effort to unseat him by influential members of his own party, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn emerged as Democrats' presumed ...

Daley Drops Bid For Illinois Governor

AP/The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley has dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination for the Illinois governor's race, the Chicago Tribune r...

2014 Illinois Governor Candidate Expenses: How Are They Spending Their Campaign Dollars?

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Think all campaign spending goes toward advertising, printing yard signs and making campaign T-shirts? You'd be amazed at the expenses incurred by candidates stumping for votes.

Eliminate 'Lite Gov' Office? Let the People Vote, Says BGA

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to cast his race against Bill Daley for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as a case of the populist who fights for the little guy (Quinn) vs. the "big shot" who has traveled in elite political and business circles.

Rauner Leads In Facebook, Quinn Rules Twitter In Social Media Race

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

. We're following the social media trends of the six candidates for Illinois governor. The early returns show GOP candidate Bruce Rauner leading the pack in Facebook friends, though his numbers have begun to plateau after a meteoric initial rise.

Tribune's Stantis Remembers 9/11

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We remember 9/11 today and so does the Chicago Tribune's Scott Stantis.

2014: Dillard, Rutherford Announce Running Mates via Social Media

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidates Dan Rutherford and Kirk Dillard used social media over the long holiday weekend to preview their running mate choices.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

Washington Post Gives Nation a Look at Illinois' 'Family Feud'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I would imagine all of this Democratic in-fighting comes as a big surprise to most Washington Post readers, who know Illinois mainly as a state so blue that presidential candidates don't bother campaigning here.

Bruce Rauner: I'm Ready to Fight Unions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois has never seen a candidate for governor like Republican hopeful Bruce Rauner. The Chicago venture capitalist has nearly endless wealth he could put into his campaign. He has no experience in elected office.

Does the Whole World Think Illinois Is Crazy?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinoisans have learned to weather a certain amount of scorn from the national media about our government's dysfunction. This week, though, the criticism goes international.

Double-dip Dem Debate

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.12.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Gov. Pat Quinn and his opponent, Bill Daley, are fully sparring now over cronyism as this Daley says Quinn's nomination to the Chicago Transit Authority of Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli violates the spirit of a law that doesn't allow some board nominees to get multiple government salaries.