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Internal Memo Exposes Holes In Bruce Rauner's Nursing Home Narrative

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

We still have no idea how much cash Rauner might have personally harvested from the nursing-home business before things went belly-up. But one thing is certain: Bruce Rauner owes the people of Illinois some honest answers for a change.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Used Doctored News Headlines In TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner (R), an Illinois businessman and gubernatorial candidate, is being called out for running a television ad with some altered news headline...

Poll shows voters are excited about Rauner's economic plan

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released his ideas for a plan to fix the state's out-of-whack budget July 17. In it, Rauner a...

10 Things to Know About Bruce Rauner's Budget Plan for Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The third installment of Rauner's "Bring Back Blueprint" outlined the candidate's "Jobs and Growth Agenda" and followed up on previous sections that f...

Should Bruce Rauner Share an Illinois State Budget Proposal?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the hottest, smartest and most entertaining online debate you'll find about the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Top 10 Campaign Donors to Both Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois gubernatorial elections are less than four months away, and the candidates' campaigns are starting to heat up. But to be able to get their messages out to voters, they'll need money -- and boy do they have a lot of it.

Gov Faces Big Questions About Questionable Program

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's c...

New Revelations Cast More Doubt on Bruce Rauner's Fitness For Office

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Veteran Illinois political reporter Kurt Erickson has detailed new bombshell revelations exposing yet more direct links between Bruce Rauner and the mistreatment and deaths of the most vulnerable of Americans.

Why Collective Bargaining Is a Fundamental Human Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The ability for ordinary working people to organize and collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions is a fundamental human right. It is a right just as critical to a democratic society as the right to free speech and the right to vote. Over the last 30 years many in corporate America and the big Wall Street banks have conducted a sustained attack on that human right. Unionization dropped from 20.1 percent of the workforce in 1983 to 11. 3 percent in 2013 -- and the results are there for everyone to see. The simple fact is that absent government regulation and collective bargaining agreements, the market by itself does not assure that everyone shares in the fruits of society's increased economic productivity. In fact, we know that just the opposite is true.

Pretty Much No One Excited To Vote In Key Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, de...

Why It Makes No Sense to Cut the Minimum Wage

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Chicago
Gov. Peter Shumlin

Decades ago, FDR chose the right path for our country and prevailed in the face of opposition determined to block a fair wage for our workers.

LGBT Advocates Get Revenge On Republican Candidate In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Though Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is not planning to attend Sunday's massive Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, his presence w...

Dan Rutherford Joins Bruce Rauner In Club RICO

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 06.17.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Regardless of how the lawsuit against Dan Rutherford plays out, it's interesting to note that two of the four Republican candidates for governor are now linked to alleged racketeering conduct.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Gri...

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Who's Got the Early in the Governor's Race?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's still early in the race but this poll provides a glimpse into which candidate is looking good so far and which candidate has some work to do to catch up.

Does Diversity Matter Outside of TV Ads for Bruce Rauner?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

I've been watching, with great interest, Bruce Rauner's TV ads -- view here and here -- and it certainly creates the impression that he places a high value on diversity. Several African-Americans, Latinos and women appear in the ads.

The 2015 Illinois Budget Is Ridiculous, and Here's 15 Reasons Why

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.02.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The 2015 Illinois budget absurdity and hypocrisy knows few bounds. Yes, there was no vote to raise taxes, making the 5 percent rate permanent. That w...

Republican Candidate Still Refuses To Admit His Stance On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

One day after a new Illinois law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect, LGBT advocates lashed out against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bru...

Rep. Joe Walsh Says He Can Overlook Bruce Rauner's Views on Abortion

William J. Kelly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Conservative leaders criticized Rauner last week after he skipped an Illinois Right to Life (ILRTL) dinner to attend a pro-choice gala for the ACLU. Rauner reiterated his pro-choice position on abortion Monday at a North Shore women's group.

Rauner's GTCR Settled Racketeering Lawsuit in 2006

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The case was originally filed in state court in Ohio in 2004, but was then moved to federal court.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Attends Pro-Choice Event, Anti-Abortion Groups Freak Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A Republican businessman challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) attended an abortion-rights gala Saturday. Unsurprisingly, anti-abortion groups in th...

Federal Court: Rauner's GTCR Orchestrated "Bust Out" Scheme; Lawsuit Has Merit

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

While the Illinois press has largely given Rauner and his firm a pass, our judicial system fortunately has not.

Is It Time for Term Limits in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A proposal from Illinois' top two GOP lawmakers to have a constitutional amendment instituting term limits for the executive branch on the November ballot failed to make it out of the Illinois Senate this week.

Polls: Rauner With a Slight Edge Over Quinn, While Madigan's Unfavorable Ratings Are High

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A couple of polls popped up over the weekend focusing on some of the key players in Illinois politics.

Jim Edgar on Term Limits: 'Good Politics, Bad Governing'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Part of the reason term limits have become such a popular reform push in Illinois is because of career politicians such as House Speaker Michael Madigan who has served in the Illinois House for over 40 years.