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Illinois Governors Race

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.

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...

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...

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...

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

Should Bruce Rauner Share an Illinois State Budget Proposal?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the hottest, smartest and most entertaining online debate you'll find about the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Pretty Much No One Excited To Vote In Key Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, de...

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Who's Got the Early in the Governor's Race?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's still early in the race but this poll provides a glimpse into which candidate is looking good so far and which candidate has some work to do to catch up.

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, ...

GOP Eyes Big Opportunity In Illinois Governor's Race

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan March 7 (Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for...

Sexual Harassment Suit Bad News For GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government ...

Ex-Employee Claims GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Sexually Harassed Him

Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A former high-level employee of Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford went public Monday with allegations that the Republican gubernatorial candidate sexu...

Rauner Backs 29-Year "Career Politician" in Kentucky Primary

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner says he has a big beef with career politicians. And for that reason Rauner's supporting an Illinois term-limit initiative.

Spokesman: Bill Daley '100 Percent In' Illinois Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A rare intra-party battle began taking shape Tuesday among big-name Democrats in Illinois, as former White House chief of staff Bill D...

Speculation Swirls In Lead-Up To 2014 Race For Governor

Posted 01.22.2013 | Chicago

The 2014 race of Illinois governor is still a long way off, but that hasn't stopped several would-be candidates from declaring, teasing and otherwise ...

Joe Walsh: Illinois 'Needs A Scott Walker' For Governor

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Saturday discussed his political future during what was said to be his final "town hall" meeting in front of ...

Republican Illinois Governor Race Heats Up At RNC

Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago

With some of Illinois' top Republican politicians gathered in Tampa for the GOP convention, the topic of Illinois' governorship was bound to come up. ...

Pat Quinn: Bill Brady Would Rather LGBT People Not Exist

ChicagoPride.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the final week before Election Day, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn continues to reach out to Illinois gay population, hoping to highlight the stark differ...

Black Ministers: Scott Lee Cohen Trying To BUY Endorsements

Capitol Fax Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I've been hearing tons of rumors about Scott Lee Cohen trying to buy off African-American ministers, but two ministers confirmed it to CBS2... Two ...

Joe Biden Stumps For Pat Quinn In Chicago

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in this Democratic-leaning home state of President Barack Obama, the White House isn't taking anything for granted with an electi...

PHOTOS: Quinn, Brady Meet At Manny's For Sandwich Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn, who narrowly retained his seat after a tough campaign against Republican Bill Brady, met his former opponent for lunch Tuesday at ...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Election Results And More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election news and results from throughout Illinois. Updated continuously throughout the evening. ...

Midterm Madness: Pollsters Put Republicans On Top In Illinois

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Sunday morning, President Obama joined Governor Pat Quinn and Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias for breakfast at Valois Cafeteria in Hyde Park. Sp...

Bill Brady Ads Pulled From Local Stations Due To Nonpayment

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bill Brady campaign insists it still has plenty of cash, despite the fact that Chicago television and radio stations have reportedly been pulling ...

WATCH: Plummer Strays From Running Mate Brady On Abortion Issue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After his painfully awkward appearance on "Chicago Tonight" in April, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Jason Plummer returned to the show ...