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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...

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

Metra chief memo: I stood up to Madigan, others and got fired for it

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA MEMO AND MADIGAN Even if you never ride Metra, if you live in Illinois, your tax dollars help pay for it. That's why you should pay attention to...

2014: Bloomberg endorses Daley; Blog: Gun issues in 2014 election; Poll: Name trouble for Daley, L.Madigan? Stantis: Quinn's concealed weapon

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014: BLOOMBERG ENDORSES DALEY New York Mayor and staunch gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg has endorsed Bill Daley in his run for governor. In a...

Great news, Illinois: Pension debt only costs you $5 million a day

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

GOOD NEWS For months, Gov. Pat Quinn's office has said Illinois' pension debt is growing by $17 million a day. But as we rang in Fiscal New Year 2014 ...

Daley raises $800k, demands campaign reform; Poll: Rutherford leads GOP pack; Government golden parachutes you pay for

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley tweeted Sunday night that he has raised $800,000 since announcing his candidacy three weeks ago. He...

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.

Will Bill Brady learn from his 2010 loss?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

State Sen. Bill Brady, who lost to Gov. Pat Quinn in the 2010 race for governor by a razor-thin margin, is giving it another try. Brady, R-Bloomingto...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Starting with the seemingly-endless battle of pension reform in Springfield, to our crumbling public school systems in Chicago; no one can deny that this week in Illinois was brimming with some pretty intriguing sound bites.

Reboot Illinois introduces "2014" section: All 2014 election news all the time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

INTRODUCING 2014: The race for governor in 2014 is loaded with issues critically important to the state's future: What will happen with the state's in...

Madigan to Goudie: Eat My Gravel!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

ABC 7 Chicago investigative reporter Chuck Goudie caught up with House Speaker Michael Madigan last week, sort of. Madigan didn't share any thoughts o...

Campaign 2014: Rauner rips unions; Stantis cartoon: Quinn's failed summit; Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

CAMPAIGN 2014 Chicago billionaire Bruce Rauner came out swinging against public sector unions as he officially entered the race for governor on Wedn...

Illinois Flirts With Its Own Sandy Hook

David Ormsby | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When the governor proposes his FY 2014 budget in March, rather pushing another round of mental health funding cuts, Quinn needs to recommend more money for mental health care.

Pat Quinn: Tax Hike A Top Priority

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that an income tax increase to help fund Illinois schools is the top priority as the state struggles with ...

Bill Could Mean Jail Time For Minors' Tattoos

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Falsely representing oneself to be the parent or guardian of a minor who is looking to get "inked" could bring jail time or a fine under legislation a...

Bill Brady, Republican Primary Opponents Hold Campaign Rally (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To show party unity, Bill Brady's primary opponents came to support him at his rally on Sunday, kicking off his gubernatorial campaign. Brady won the...

Former Governor Jim Edgar Talks Budget Crisis, Calls Bill Brady's Budget Ideas 'Naive'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar spoke on WBEZ's "Eight Forty Eight" Tuesday morning about the budget crisis in Illinois. While offering his opinion...

Bill Brady Wins Governor's Primary: Kirk Dillard Loses Republican Nomination To Brady By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has won the Republican primary for governor by 193 votes, the Daily Herald reports Friday. The state board of elections released its offic...

Kirk Dillard Concedes: Lost Nomination By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for Illinois governor finally came to a close today, as Sen. Bill Brady was declared the winner after beating Sen. Kirk Di...

Giannoulias, Quinn Hold Leads In New Poll: Illinois Democrats Up For Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released Thursday shows Illinois Democrats leading Republicans in both the race for Senate and Governor--but with many ...

Kirk Dillard Still Behind As Final Counts Are Due: Not Conceding Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While it's deadline day for local election officials looking to submit their Feb. 2 vote totals, Sen. Kirk Dillard is still trailing his GOP rival Bil...

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 ...

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...

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...