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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 09.25.2014 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Will Bruce Rauner's Real Thoughts on the Minimum Wage Please Stand Up?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Quinn's gubernatorial opponent Bruce Rauner said he favored reducing Illinois' $8.25-an-hour minimum wage to the federally mandated $7.25 minimum. No sooner did those remarks become public -- generating swift backlash from nearly all sides -- than Rauner backtracked.

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here'...

Governor Quinn Has Baghdad Bob Moment During Fracking Protest

Will Reynolds | Posted 08.28.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Quinn's support for fracking continues to be a problem with environmental voters, particularly downstate, as it undermines his claim to "stand with the people, not the powerful."

The Hidden Concerns Behind Northstar's Firing

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

But all the coverage of Northstar's underperformance and of the increasingly insistent calls by Rep. Jack Franks to sever ties with the company have missed two aspects of the privatization process that raises unsettling questions about whether the contract should have been awarded at all.

Rauner Camp Brings A Gun To A Petition Fight

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Friday, August 22 was a very bad day for GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner. He lost on two fronts.

Is Pat Quinn's Reelection in Trouble?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

As the Ilinois governor's race marches ever closer to the November election, both candidates have nine weeks of hard campaigning ahead of them.

Chris Christie: Illinois Governor Is 'Miserably Unpopular,' Has 'Failed'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday had harsh words for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), calling him a "failed" governor and accusing Illinois' D...

Illinois Term Limits Effort Comes to an End in Court

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Wednesday's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals about legislative term limits in Illinois upholds a June decision by Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva that found the proposed amendment unconstitutional and ineligible for inclusion on the ballot.

Illinois GOP Gov. Nominee Under Scrutiny For Caribbean Investments, Punching Remark

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is under heightened scrutiny in light of new revelations regarding his use of investment funds in th...

Watch: Did Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner Do Better at the Illinois State Fair?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Did Gov. Pat Quinn or his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have the better Illinois State Fair? That was the topic last Friday as Reboot Illinois an...

Rauner reminds supporters that for him to win, they will need to come out to vote

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The headliner at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair was candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, joined by running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti, candida...

Are Bruce Rauner's Political Donations an Attempt to Buy Republican Support?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has worn his political-newcomer badge with pride, saying it makes him the right person to brin...