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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...

Do Recent Polls Really Spell Certain Victory for Bruce Rauner?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Two polls had Rauner winning by 10 and 14 percentage points, but other polls showed him ahead by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, a different poll had Rauner ahead, leading by 13 points. Why such large margins of differences?

Is Bruce Rauner More of a Reformer Than Gov. Pat Quinn?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

From the day he first entered politics, Pat Quinn has made his name on being a reformer. Most famously, Quinn spearheaded a protest against legislativ...

Gov, Opponent Clash Over Investments

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territo...

Who Are the Top Five Fossil Fools in Illinois Politics?

Will Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come.

Gubernatorial Candidate Steps Back From Government Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Shortly after video surfaced of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) stating that he is open to shutting down the state government in ord...

Kids Get Governor To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse. This Is How Government Should Work

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News

The youth of today! They're pretty great for animals, if what just happened in Illinois is any indication. Three third-graders from the Chicago sub...

The Real College Financial Crisis

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Adam Andrzejewski

If you want to understand the real college crisis in rising college costs, you don't need to look to the Ivy League or even your state's flagship university. Simply take a look at your local community college.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Used Doctored News Headlines In TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Bruce Rauner (R), an Illinois businessman and gubernatorial candidate, is being called out for running a television ad with some altered news headline...

Illinois Lawmaker Denies Making The Least Subtle Patronage Request Ever

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Patronage requests are usually made quietly, perhaps in a smoke-filled back room, but one Illinois Republican appears to have brought sunlight to the ...

10 Things to Know About Bruce Rauner's Budget Plan for Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The third installment of Rauner's "Bring Back Blueprint" outlined the candidate's "Jobs and Growth Agenda" and followed up on previous sections that f...

Should Bruce Rauner Share an Illinois State Budget Proposal?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the hottest, smartest and most entertaining online debate you'll find about the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Top 10 Campaign Donors to Both Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois gubernatorial elections are less than four months away, and the candidates' campaigns are starting to heat up. But to be able to get their messages out to voters, they'll need money -- and boy do they have a lot of it.

Gov Faces Big Questions About Questionable Program

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's c...

Woman Convicted Of Burying Man Alive Seeks Clemency

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Tearful relatives appealed for clemency Tuesday for an Illinois woman they say was wrongly convicted nearly three decades ago of taki...

Pretty Much No One Excited To Vote In Key Governor's Race

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, de...

Amma's Seeds Thrive in Illinois

Sally Duros | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Today she travels the world city to city offering thousands of hugs, setting an example of selfless giving that inspires others to give to each other and their communities, good deed by good deed.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Gri...