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Bruce Rauner

Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

Matt Farmer | Posted 10.23.2014 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music.

Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm -- Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Illinois Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Campus Election Engagement Project

Here are the issue-by-issue stands for Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner and Chad Grimm, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper.

Top Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Donors for Third Quarter

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.21.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner raised and spent a staggering amount between July 1 and Oct. 1, the latest campaign funding reports show.

Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Rauner, But Not Without Controversy

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Are newspaper endorsements more trouble than they're worth?

Newspaper Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent com...

You Should Know Who's Backing the Illinois Governor Candidates Before You Vote

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois gubernatorial candidates are scrambling to convince voters to choose them in the Nov. 4 election. They're running ads, making appearances and accumulating endorsements to show Illinoisans whom they should vote for.

Illinois Deserves Better Than the Chicago Tribune

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.17.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Bruce Rauner in the GOP Primary and it's now endorsed him for the General Election too. This comes as a surprise to no one.

Koch-Backed Group Ramps Up Intervention In Tight Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

With less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls in one of the nation's most contentious gubernatorial races, a conservative advocacy ...

The Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Spent $35 Million in the Third Quarter

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

All together, the 10 candidates for statewide office spent more than $42 million from July 1 to Oct. 1. The candidates for governor, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner, spent more than $35 million.

Illinois Governor Candidates Focus On, Clash Over Jobs, Violence at Debate

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

At Tuesday's Illinois gubernatorial debate, candidates Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner clashed about issues important to the African-American community, such as jobs, education and dealing with violence in communities.

What Do the Shifting Poll Numbers Mean for Illinois' Gubernatorial Election? (VIDEO)

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois poll last week found Gov. Pat Quinn leading Bruce Rauner when respondents were asked for whom they'd vote if the election were today. But another poll found the numbers almost exactly reversed when the question was which candidate respondents believed to be more trustworthy.

Should Quinn get four more years to make his mark on Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With less than four weeks remaining until Illinois voters choose their next governor, friends and political foes Democrat Dave Lundy and Republican Ch...

Which Illinois Governor Candidate Do Voters Think Is More Trustworthy?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Rauner points to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and strongly hints in attack ads that Quinn released murderers early from prison in 2009. Quinn paints Rauner as a plutocrat who doesn't understand regular people and strongly hints in his attack ads that Rauner personally defrauded elderly people.

What Is Democrat Diana Rauner Doing, Campaigning for Republican Bruce Rauner?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I'm thinking Illinois voters would do well to think long and hard about this politician Diana Rauner, who seems so willing to say and do just about anything to get herself to the captain's table.

Democrats Fear GOP Effort Will Suppress Minorities

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — In a sign of how close the contest for control of President Barack Obama's home state is expected to be, Illinois Republicans are mou...

Are the Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Focusing on the Issues Enough?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' next governor will have a lot of work to do to get the state on track with its backlog of bills, unfunded pensions and questions of what to do with the state income tax (plus so much more).

Changing Direction: A Roadmap for Reforming Illinois' Prison System

John Maki | Posted 10.02.2014 | Chicago
John Maki

After decades of using incarceration as the country's primary response to crime, leading Republicans and Democrats are embracing safe, fair, and cost-effective prison reform. As Illinois prepares to elect its next governor, voters should ask the candidates what their vision and goals are for the state's crowded and under-resourced $1.3-billion prison system.

Illinois' Gubernatorial Candidates in Their Own Words

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois voters have a difficult choice to make in less than five weeks: Who will become the next governor? Reboot Illinois teamed up with the Bette...

Does Rauner have his facts right?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Cap...

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign.

Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best argume...

Trial Underway in 'Legal Thriller' Case Against Bruce Rauner's GTCR

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.01.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The long-awaited trial involving Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's alleged "bust-out" of its nursing home company began Monday, September 22 before Judge Michael G. Williamson in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida.

It's Time for Illinois Voters to Get Involved

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are 41 days to the Illinois statewide elections -- plenty of time for voters who haven't been paying attention yet to get themselves educated on the candidates and their positions on the issues. But there are only two weeks to get registered to vote.

A Few Fun Facts About Illinois' Candidates for Governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters. But getting to know the candidates as human beings with families and interests and hobbies can shed light on the kind of governor they might turn out to be as well.

New Economic Reports Bolster Quinn Illinois 'Comeback' Claim

David Ormsby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new Illinois jobs report has just improved Governor Pat Quinn's chances of keeping his. The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth...