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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...

Republican Governors Association Using Dan Hynes Campaign Ads To Attack Pat Quinn (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even though the winner of the GOP's gubernatorial nomination remains unclear, Republicans are already attacking Gov. Pat Quinn--and using fellow Democ...

Scott Lee Cohen Shows the Need for Runoffs in Primary Elections

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Scott Lee Cohen's 26% victory in a six-man race has shown the danger of our plurality elections. When anyone can win with 26% of the vote... anyone can win.

Illinois Primary Postmortem

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

A recount in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary could take weeks or even months, shattering party unity and undermining their best shot at the Governor's Mansion in more than a decade.

Illinois Primary 2010: Multiple Recounts Possible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois voters wait for answers from Tuesday's primary, many are wondering if a recount is in order--with predictions that Kirk Dillard and Bill B...

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...

Bill Brady Barely Ahead In Illinois Republican Governor's Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Still only separated by a few hundred votes, Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard made friendly during a Republican Unity Breakfast Wednesday morning, and whil...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Bill Brady a True Fiscal Conservative?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When Bill Brady's 2006 campaign expenses exceeded campaign income he borrowed, just like the State of Illinois has done to pay its bills. What's the difference?

GOP Governor Candidates Rip 'Socialized Medicine' While Dems Back Public Option

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

CHICAGO — Candidates for Illinois governor are split over a national health care plan with all but one Republican saying the state should opt ou...

Jim Edgar To Endorse Kirk Dillard For Governor

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED One of the state's most prominent Republicans is throwing his weight behind a candidate in the crowded GOP gubernatorial primary. Former Gov...

Big Field Of Republicans Look To Turn Around Party's Fortunes

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as the economy sputters and calls for tax hikes ring across the state, few apparently want to challenge incumbents in their own political party....

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Tee Off On Former Colleague Obama

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

President Obama's former colleagues in the Illinois state Senate used him as a punching bag Thursday in the first debate among all seven Republicans r...

Prehistoric Print Endorsements?

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

In an era of declining readership and a politically disengaged populace, do newspaper endorsements reflect little more than the proverbial tree falling in a desolate forest?

Gubernatorial Gambit

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Although the intra-party battles have stayed under-the-radar to date, they will undoubtedly heat up as the mercury outside dives. Case in point was the Republican candidate forum.

Illinois Video Gambling Legalization Stirs Controversy in Campaigns, Counties

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In his quest for a state Senate seat, gay rights activist Jim Madigan focuses his campaign fire against incumbent Sen. Heather Steans' vote to legalize video gaming.