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Illinois GOP Gov. Nominee Under Scrutiny For Caribbean Investments, Punching Remark

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is under heightened scrutiny in light of new revelations regarding his use of investment funds in th...

Watch: Did Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner Do Better at the Illinois State Fair?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Did Gov. Pat Quinn or his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have the better Illinois State Fair? That was the topic last Friday as Reboot Illinois an...

Rauner reminds supporters that for him to win, they will need to come out to vote

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The headliner at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair was candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, joined by running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti, candida...

Right, Yeah, a Buffer. Bruce Rauner Had a Lot of Buffers.

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner had some explaining to do last week when news broke of the federal indictment of two high level execut...

Are Bruce Rauner's Political Donations an Attempt to Buy Republican Support?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to brin...

Do Recent Polls Really Spell Certain Victory for Bruce Rauner?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Two polls had Rauner winning by 10 and 14 percentage points, but other polls showed him ahead by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, a different poll had Rauner ahead, leading by 13 points. Why such large margins of differences?

Is Bruce Rauner More of a Reformer Than Gov. Pat Quinn?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

From the day he first entered politics, Pat Quinn has made his name on being a reformer. Most famously, Quinn spearheaded a protest against legislativ...

Gov, Opponent Clash Over Investments

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territo...

Gubernatorial Candidate Steps Back From Government Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Shortly after video surfaced of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) stating that he is open to shutting down the state government in ord...

Should Illinois End Public Employee Pensions?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois currently has at least $100 billion in unfunded pensions and the amount public workers and all Illinoisans must contribute to the retirement ...

Where Was the Diversity at Bruce Rauner's Companies?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

It's a campaign. So people expect pandering to be somewhat commonplace. So maybe I shouldn't be offended by Bruce Rauner's pandering to minority communities. But I am.

Rauner Proposes Service Taxes in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unlike his opponent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he favors allowing the Illinois income tax to fall...

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

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...