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George Ryan, Convicted Ex-Governor, Must Forfeit Entire Pension, Supreme Court Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois pension system may be tens of billions in the red, but as of Friday it has one fewer check to write: convicted ex-Governor George Ryan wo...

Kirk Dillard Closes Bill Brady's Lead, Won't Concede Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all counties required to post their final vote tallies today, Kirk Dillard is making up ground--if slowly--and insists that he won't concede defe...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Will Find Out More Today As Final Votes Are Counted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for governor will take another step toward conclusion Tuesday, as local election authorities submit their final counts to ...

UPDATE: Bill Brady's Founding Fathers Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady's rush to the defense of Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee Jason Plummer was odd for a few reasons. First of all, Brady hasn't won hi...

Bill Brady Wants To Change Illinois Constitution To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the winner of the GOP gubernatorial nomination is still a toss up between Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, front-runner Brady is already making pla...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Still Close; Brady's Lead Holding, Dillard Could Push For Recount

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Absentee ballots are trickling in by the dozens in the Republican primary for governor, and Bill Brady still clings to a 400-vote margin over opponent...

Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieu...

Dan Hynes Concession: Illinois Governor Candidate Concedes To Pat Quinn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Comptroller Dan Hynes choked up as he conceded defeat in the Illinois governor's race on Thursday morning. "Well, the people have spoken, and the vot...

Obama Congratulates Pat Quinn On Victory, Dan Hynes Not Conceding

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama called Gov. Pat Quinn to congratulate him on his win in the Democratic primary, even though back in Illinois opponent Dan Hynes...

Illinois Governor Primary: Quinn Claims Victory, Hynes Says It's Not Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just about 5,000 votes separating incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and state Comptroller Dan Hynes in the race for the Illinois Democratic nomination...

Illinois Primary 2010: Governor, Senate Seat And Cook County Board President Up For Grabs (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a time of economic turmoil and with the country seemingly divided politically, Illinois voters will have a chance to vote on the first round of can...

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady Take To The Air Before Governor's Primaries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just a day before their respective primary elections for Illinois governor, Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were amon...

Burr Oak Memo Reveals Internal Conflicts About Cemetery Desecration

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Burr Oak Cemetery executives knew about the elaborate grave reselling scheme there as early as 2003, and discussed the issue with the comptroller's of...

Obama Comments On Attack Ads In Illinois GOP Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama addressed a House Republican retreat in a question-and-answer session on Friday. Health care, partisanship and the national debt were ...

Investigation Needed Into Governor Pat Quinn's Personal Ponzi Scheme

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

Today I'm calling for an investigation into what many are calling Pat Quinn's "personal ponzi scheme." Behind the scenes, he is soliciting donations from lobbyists to feather his own nest.

Hynes Didn't Have Permission To Run Harold Washington Footage

suntimes.com | One Man's Thoughts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Broadcast Communications permits its website users to access but not download its broadcast archives. Copies of footage can be obtained ...

Hail Mary Mudslinging

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Does Dan Hynes' ad featuring Harold Washington represent a "game change" in this late hour of the campaign?

Hynes Campaign: Pat Quinn Is 'Unelectable' In November

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Dan Hynes beats the Republicans, Pat Quinn doesn't," the Hynes campaign told reporters on Wednesday. Hynes officials cited recent polls showing in...

Poll: McKenna Leads, GOP Governor's Race Still Tight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Rasmussen survey, released Wednesday, gives Andy McKenna a slight edge in the Republican primary for governor, though the race is still very muc...

Quinn Releases Heartfelt Final Ad Before Primary: "Me? I'm Counting On You."

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn released a new campaign ad Wednesday, which will be the last before Tuesday's primary. The ad comes as polling numbers show Quinn a...

Andy McKenna Chastised By State GOP For 'Ethical Missteps'

Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An internal state Republican Party ethics inquiry found that Andy McKenna -- former state Republican chairman and now a candidate for governor -- "com...

Poll: Dan Hynes Leads Quinn, Kirk Dillard Ahead In Tight Governor's Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The primaries for governor in both major parties are now officially wide open. Public Policy Polling released a survey Tuesday morning giving Dan H...

Dan Hynes, Pat Quinn Debate: Governor's Race Gets Personal As Both Charge Incompetence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was an hour of policy battles and ugly attacks on WTTW, as Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Dan Hynes met for a "candidate forum" on Chicago Tonig...

Andy McKenna Surges In GOP Governor's Race, Poll Shows Three-Way Tie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Polling released Saturday by the Chicago Tribune shows Andy McKenna with a slight lead in the GOP primary race for governor of Illinois. McKenna poll...

Pat Quinn, Dan Hynes In Dead Heat In Governor Primary; Quinn Launches Racial Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn accused challenger Dan Hynes of stoking racial tensions Saturday, as new polling shows the race in a statistical dead heat. The ...