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You Should Know Who's Backing the Illinois Governor Candidates Before You Vote

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois gubernatorial candidates are scrambling to convince voters to choose them in the Nov. 4 election. They're running ads, making appearances and accumulating endorsements to show Illinoisans whom they should vote for.

Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm ...

Illinois Deserves Better Than the Chicago Tribune

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.17.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Bruce Rauner in the GOP Primary and it's now endorsed him for the General Election too. This comes as a surprise to no one.

Koch-Backed Group Ramps Up Intervention In Tight Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

With less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls in one of the nation's most contentious gubernatorial races, a conservative advocacy ...

The Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Spent $35 Million in the Third Quarter

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

All together, the 10 candidates for statewide office spent more than $42 million from July 1 to Oct. 1. The candidates for governor, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner, spent more than $35 million.

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.

What Do the Shifting Poll Numbers Mean for Illinois' Gubernatorial Election? (VIDEO)

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois poll last week found Gov. Pat Quinn leading Bruce Rauner when respondents were asked for whom they'd vote if the election were today. But another poll found the numbers almost exactly reversed when the question was which candidate respondents believed to be more trustworthy.

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...

Which Illinois Governor Candidate Do Voters Think Is More Trustworthy?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Rauner points to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and strongly hints in attack ads that Quinn released murderers early from prison in 2009. Quinn paints Rauner as a plutocrat who doesn't understand regular people and strongly hints in his attack ads that Rauner personally defrauded elderly people.

What Is Democrat Diana Rauner Doing, Campaigning for Republican Bruce Rauner?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I'm thinking Illinois voters would do well to think long and hard about this politician Diana Rauner, who seems so willing to say and do just about anything to get herself to the captain's table.

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...

Are the Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Focusing on the Issues Enough?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' next governor will have a lot of work to do to get the state on track with its backlog of bills, unfunded pensions and questions of what to do with the state income tax (plus so much more).

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...

Does Rauner have his facts right?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Cap...

Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best argume...

Trial Underway in 'Legal Thriller' Case Against Bruce Rauner's GTCR

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.01.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The long-awaited trial involving Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's alleged "bust-out" of its nursing home company began Monday, September 22 before Judge Michael G. Williamson in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida.

It's Time for Illinois Voters to Get Involved

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are 41 days to the Illinois statewide elections -- plenty of time for voters who haven't been paying attention yet to get themselves educated on the candidates and their positions on the issues. But there are only two weeks to get registered to vote.

A Few Fun Facts About Illinois' Candidates for Governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters. But getting to know the candidates as human beings with families and interests and hobbies can shed light on the kind of governor they might turn out to be as well.

First poll of the election cycle to show Quinn ahead of Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Until last week, all polls taken after the March 18 primary election showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn, in...

What Did Bruce Rauner Do to Cherrydale Farms?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Cherrydale Farms is a Pennsylvania-based company which survived the Great Depression and two World Wars. But it couldn't survive Bruce Rauner.

Illinois Green Groups Push to Stop Fracking With All Eyes on JCAR

Will Reynolds | Posted 09.12.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

The second draft of Illinois' controversial fracking regulation has been presented to JCAR, the state legislature's Joint Committee for Administrative Rules. The powerful group of twelve legislators will give final approval, or rejection, of the updated rules.

Quinn and Rauner Go Head to Head for the First Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One thing came though loud and clear Tuesday at the Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board: These two really don't like each other.

Rauner and Quinn: Is neither telling the truth?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The gloves are off, and both Illinois gubernatorial candidates are leaving nothing out while making their cases to Illinois voters. But does this go-f...

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were m...

Ashley Alman

Pat Quinn: Chris Christie Is 'On The Wrong Track' | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) made the case for a minimum wage hike and hit back at Republican governors from whom he's garnered criticism during a Tuesday ...