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Illinois Governor

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 03.17.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Only at the Illinois State Fair can you find corn dogs, politicians, and a 500-lb cow made of butter, all in the same place. Needless to say, it has been an exciting couple of weeks in Illinois, from our heated income tax debate to more messy Metra news, I don't know where to start!

Social Media Buzz-Meter: Who's Got More Friends, Followers?

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

When Bill Daley announced his official entry into the 2014 race for governor on July 30, his press release touted the number of Facebook friends and T...

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Other states cashing in on Illinois' dysfunction

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Reboot Illinois

An anemic state economy, deadbeat government and lackluster business climate have left some Illinoisans asking themselves, "Could the grass be gree...

John Celock

Front-Runner Exits Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

The Illinois attorney general said Monday she won't run for governor next year because her father remains a top state legislator. State Attorney G...

What Do You Get When You Start Searching a Candidate's Name?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

You can learn a lot about a candidate with a Google search. But you can learn a lot about what people are wondering about a candidate if you let Googl...

A minimum wage history in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A bill before the Illinois General Assembly seeks to raise the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour over three years....

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

State financial distress means fewer doctors serve the poor

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The share of doctors willing to accept new Medicaid patients varies widely across the 50 states, according to a recent study from the National Cente...

Who Will Lead the Illinois Republican Party?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As rumors of infighting continue to plague the Grand Old Party, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee faces no small task as it meets in Springfield this weekend to select a new leader.

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

I took their triumph as a sign of hope for Chicago and the state of Illinois that improvement in an organization, whether it is a hockey team or a government, is possible.

Lisa Madigan letter only stokes the mystery

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

My heart raced when I saw an email from Lisa Madigan in my inbox with the subject line, "What it takes." This is it! This is the message to Madigan s...

Check Out Our Illinois Buzz-Meter 2014!

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Social media made the difference in both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. We think it'll be a major factor in the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Bill Brady Hopes Third Time's The Charm In Bid For Governor

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to running for governor of Illinois, state Senator Bill Brady hopes three is the magic number. Wednesday, the Bloomington-based Repub...

Former White House Chief Of Staff Exploring Gubernatorial Run

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of Staff William Daley says he's forming a committee to explore running for Illinois governor in 2014. The Chicag...