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Quinn To Hynes: Who's The Flip-Flopper Now?

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the short time he's been a gubernatorial candidate, Dan Hynes has repeatedly tried to paint Gov. Pat Quinn as a waffler, a vacillator, a flip-flopp...

Quinn Tops Hynes For Governor In New Poll Commissioned By His Campaign

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn recently commissioned a statewide poll measuring both his and challenger Dan Hynes' support among Democratic voters. The survey, condu...

Dan Hynes Enters Gubernatorial Race With 'Progressive' Tax Hike Plan For Wealthy

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Democratic primary race for governor got off to a fiery start today, as Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes formally announced his candidacy with a pro...

Why I Support Dan Hynes for Governor of Illinois

Adlai Stevenson III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Adlai Stevenson III

Dan Hynes can restore the politics, little remembered, that made the Land of Lincoln a great state rather than an object of national mockery.

Dan Hynes Pulls The Trigger On Run For Governor With Jab At Quinn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes has made official what's been talked about for weeks: He's running for governor. That sets up a Democratic primary fig...

Hynes Slams Quinn For State Budget 'Chaos'

State Journal-Register | Doug Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, expected to run for governor in 2010, on Tuesday called Gov. Pat Quinn's handling of the state budget "chaos" and "con...

James Clayborne Eyes Governor Race

SouthtownStar | Rich Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes were hurling insults at each other several days ago about the state budget, I picked u...

GOP Can't Find 'Strong Pro-Business Candidate For Governor': Crain's

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A yearlong effort by big Illinois GOP donors to find and back a strong pro-business candidate for governor has failed, with no consensus in sight for ...

Dan Hynes Gets Early Union Endorsement For Governor

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Comptroller Dan Hynes has won the endorsement of northern Illinois union carpenters in his bid to unseat Gov. Pat Quinn in next February's Democratic ...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Proft Proposes Income Hike for State Lawmakers, Grabs Crackpot Crown

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Perhaps Proft will be successful. After all, the Illinois governor's office has been a welcoming place for crackpots.

Quinn Plans To Run For Governor, Fires Shot At Emerging Rival Hynes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Illinois' accidental governor made his strongest statement yet about his future plans Friday. Gov. Pat Quinn told Fox Chicago's Jeff Goldbla...

Dan Hynes Planning Run For Governor

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes plans to run for governor, a Democrat close to the Hynes campaign told The Associated Press on Friday, ...

Chris Kennedy Now Considering Running For Governor, Not Senate: Sun-Times

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After spending months preparing to run for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, Chris Kennedy may now be turning his attention to Springfield. ...

Daley Lauds Quinn When Asked About Hynes Candidacy

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If State Comptroller Dan Hynes challenges Pat Quinn in the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial primary, he'd be wise not to count on support from a familiar...

Dan Hynes Stockpiles $3.5M Toward Possible Run For Governor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Comptroller Daniel Hynes reported Monday that he has built up a campaign bankroll of $3.5 million as he considers challengin...

Green Party Candidate Rich Whitney Making Another Bid For Governor

Chicago Public Radio | Alex Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Next year's election for Illinois governor has its first Green Party candidate....

Kirk Dillard Announces Campaign For Governor, 'Glad' Madigan Out Of The Race

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HINSDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Republican Kirk Dillard launched his campaign for Illinois governor on Wednesday just as a leading potential Democratic contend...

Lisa Madigan Not Running For Senate Or Governor, Will Seek Reelection As Attorney General

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday that she's running for re-election instead of seeking higher office, a surp...

State Senator Murphy Running For Governor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy has announced plans to run for governor next year. The Palatine attorney has told the Chicago Tribu...

What Can One Learn in Springfield?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Behind the objection is an unspoken assumption that holding a top public office requires some knowledge and skills that are beyond the reach of an average citizen.

James Meeks Weighing Another Governor Run

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

But there is another potential contender [for Governor] in the wings. One who is seriously considering running -- but not as a Democrat, not as a Repu...

Doug Whitley Drops Bid For Illinois Governor, Dan Proft Jumps In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Doug Whitley, the CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, is abandoning his campaign for governor. In a statement posted on his campaign web site, W...

Poll: Lisa Madigan Leading In Senate And Governor Races, Burris' Hopes Dim

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though she's yet to form an exploratory committee, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan would be the favorite in the 2010 Democratic primary for gov...

Rep. Mark Kirk, Mulling Higher Office Run, Says People 'Ready To Shoot Anyone' Behind Tax Increase

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED (Scroll Down) Republican Congressman Mark Kirk, who says he will decide by the end of the month whether to run for either the U.S. Senate occ...