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Illinois Governor

One Idea, Many Consequences

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Preparing to take office in January, Bruce Rauner has turned to Illinoisans for ideas. People providing ideas are asked to allocate them to one of the 88 state agencies. The Department of Aging, being the first on the list, caught my attention.

How Much Did the Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Pay for Your Vote?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.14.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The 2014 Illinois governor's race broke all previous records for campaign spending in a statewide race. Both candidates poured millions of dollars into convincing Illinoisans to vote for them.

A series of questions for Illinois' elected officials

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do Illinois lawmakers have a clue what it means to balance the state budget? Bill Bergman of Truth in Accounting has a few questions for Illinois' le...

Some Words of Wisdom for Illinois' New Goveror-elect

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' new governor elect, Republican Bruce Rauner, has a lot of work ahead of him to fix the state's economy and get Illinoisans on board with state government again. Though voters chose him to lead the state for the next four years, he won't be able to do it alone.

Bruce Rauner's Victory: A Break From the Recent Past in Illinois?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

In April of this year, Gallup released the results of a national survey in which Illinois was ranked as the state with the highest percentage of residents who believe it is the worst place to live in the United States. Infamy of this sort is not easily earned, but instead accrues over decades.

Pat Quinn Loses Re-Election As Illinois Governor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn lost his reelection bid to political newcomer Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago cal...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Bruce Rauner defeated incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor's race. The Associated Press and NBC Chicago called the race for...

Bruce Rauner Wins Illinois Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican candidate Bruce Rauner emerged the victor of the race for governor of Illinois Tuesday night, narrowly defeating the Democratic incumbent P...

Illinois Orders Mandatory Ebola Quarantine For High-Risk Travelers

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while ...

A Song For Bruce Rauner, Illinois' Uber-Rich GOP Governor Candidate

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

While Bruce Rauner may not be able to bank on winning the Illinois governor's seat, the multi-millionaire Republican can count on coming out a winner ...

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

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.13.2014 | 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.

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.27.2014 | 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.

What Did Bruce Rauner Do to Cherrydale Farms?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Cherrydale Farms is a Pennsylvania-based company which survived the Great Depression and two World Wars. But it couldn't survive Bruce Rauner.

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were m...

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...

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

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 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.

Unions, Groups 'All-In' Heated Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, ...

Illinois Governor Candidates Gear Up For Primary

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETT | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The contenders for Illinois governor crisscrossed the state Monday on the final day of campaigning before the primary elections, with...

Governor's Budget Projections Mean Huge Cuts for Kids

Emily J. Miller | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

While Illinoisians rang in the New Year with family and friends, a little-noticed new forecast released by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) on the first of the year leaves no room for celebration.

How Many People Actually 'Like' the 2014 Candidates?

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

What do I see when I look at the candidates' social media pages? Here's my breakdown of Facebook.

H-1B Obamacare Illinois Bombshell

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Adam Andrzejewski

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn became national news for circumventing a three-year procurement process on up to $190 million in no-bid IT contracts. Last week, we found that one of the largest bid-contract awards outsources state jobs to H-1B contractors from India.

How Much Chicago Food Can Chicago Corruption Buy?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

What will $500 million buy you, in terms of orders of some great Chicago foods?

Twitter and the 2014 Election: Mysteries Revealed!

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Dan Rutherford is playing by the social media rules, Kirk Dillard is one of the most engaging candidates on the Twitter-sphere, people must really want to hear what Gov. Quinn has to say, and Bill Brady writes golden tweets.