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Springfield's Gift to Chicago: Step One of Pension Reform, or an Election Year Headache?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pension bill finally got passed through the General Assembly after some property tax language was stripped from the bill.

Time to Protect the Prairie State from Coal Mining

Jack Darin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Jack Darin

Across the Illinois countryside, rural citizens are fighting for their livelihoods, drinking water, farms, and future, and they are asking if the State of illinois has their backs -- or not.

Chicago Pension-Cutting Plan Would Harm City Retirees, Neighborhoods

Henry Bayer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Henry Bayer

roponents of the drastic Chicago pension cuts sought by the city have threatened a range of doomsday scenarios if their proposal is not enacted. Rather than the thoughtful, informed discussion this matter deserves, this is the equivalent of shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

GOP Governor Hopeful's Wife Claims She's A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who is running to unseat Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), aimed to moderate his message in a new campaign ad featurin...

Top 5 Campaign Slogans for Both Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

s the 2014 governor's race gets under way, Reboot Illinois has obtained documents containing several likely campaign ad themes for Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Readers are advised that these are only working titles.

Facing Unprecedented Extraction Crisis, Illinois Environmental Groups Make Call to Action

Will Reynolds | Posted 03.27.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Expanded coal mining and the looming threat of fracking will create an unprecedented two-pronged threat to southern and central Illinois. Grassroots groups on the front lines of the extraction crisis raised the alarm in a letter to the Illinois General Assembly.

Some Dems Say They'll Back GOP Gubernatorial Candidate In Illinois

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - Democratic activist Newton Minow, who served in the Kennedy administration, appeared ...

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, ...

5 Reason Why Bruce Rauner Won the Primary Election

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.19.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

How did it happen? Well, we have two different takes on it. First, for those of you who enjoy short, snappy lists that show some tongue-in-cheek humor, we've got the five reasons why Rauner won the primary.

Illinois Governor's Race Set To Be A Clash Over Economy

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the...

Rauner, Oberweis Win Illinois Primaries

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican nominee for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says Gov. Pat Quinn is a failure and "we're going to get him gone th...

Bruce Rauner Wins GOP Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT & SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for I...

Rauner Wins Race To Challenge Pat Quinn

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner has won the Republican primary to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his reelection race this fall, the Associated Press reports. ...

Pat Quinn Wins Primary In Illinois Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) won the Tuesday primary to again be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, the Associated Press reports. Quinn, who was...

Illinois GOP Voters Seek To Shake Up State's Political Order

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY SARA BURNETT AND SOPHIA TAREEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — With a hunger to reclaim the governor's office, Republican voters set out ...

Voters Head To The Polls In Illinois Primary

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in heavily Democratic Illinois go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the November slate for governor, U....

Prison, Indictment No Bar To Victory In Illinois Primary

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 17 (Reuters) - In the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday, candidates on Chicago's Democratic ball...

Pat Quinn: The Most Women and Child Friendly Governor in the US

Terry Cosgrove | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Terry Cosgrove

With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014.

GOP Candidate Admits He's The 1 Percent Of The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Illinois businessman Bruce Rauner wants to set the record straight: He's not just part of the one percent, he's...

5 Things You Should Know from the Audit of Gov. Quinn's Anti-violence Program

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The auditor general's office recently released its review of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program spearheaded by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 when he was gearing up to run for re-election. The report, to be succinct, had some scathing comments to make about the program.

GOP Eyes Big Opportunity In Illinois Governor's Race

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

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

Labor Unions Fear Outcome Of Illinois Governors Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — When superrich Republican Bruce Rauner decided to run for governor of Illinois, it was clear this wouldn't be the kind of race the st...

Who's Cheering Pat Quinn's Minimum Wage Hike Effort?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage.

Rick Perry: The Minimum Wage Is Not 'The Government's Business'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) let loose on his minimum wage views Friday, saying it's not "the government's business" to be setting that policy. In a F...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, facing fewer opportunities to pick up seats in the Senate and House, see a more fertile playing field in the three doze...