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Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: Who's Leading in the Race to Replace Dan Rutherford?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.19.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford running unsuccessfully for governor, the treasurer's race in Illinois is the only statewide race this year without an incumbent running.

Cross, Frerichs Treasurer Contest Cues Up Fierce Clash

David Ormsby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Both the rhetoric and the tactics are heating up in race for State Treasurer, which other than the Governor's race, offers the most potential for drama in Illinois' 2014 campaign season.

Republicans Who Backed Gay Marriage Targeted By Attack Ads

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The three Republican state representatives who strayed from the party line to vote in favor of same-sex marriage last year are now fighting for their ...

Time to Vote! Need a Cheat Sheet? Introducing Scorecards for Gov, Senate, Treasurer

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Uh oh. Have you checked the calendar lately? Yup, it's bad. Primary Election Day is next week and if you care about your home and our government, you really need to get involved, do some studying and vote.

Daley on Exit: I Could Have Won, That's Why I Quit

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bill Daley offered a unique excuse Tuesday for why he had abandoned his bid for governor the previous day: He was confident he'd win. And he realized that, at 65, he wasn't prepared for the 5- to 9-year commitment winning the governorship would entail.

Quinn's lawmaker salary veto: Playing with fire?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SALARY VETO AS STRATEGY This week Illinois lawmakers will miss their first monthly paycheck after Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries after their fai...

Daley takes on L. Madigan, Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MEET THE PRESS Gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley ripped his two probable competitors Monday for their failures in the state's crippling pension crisi...

Two very different approaches to solving Illinois' pension crisis

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In the final two weeks of the 2013 spring legislative session, lawmakers are weighing two bills that address what is arguably the greatest financial crisis in state history.

Are These Republicans Nuts?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Apparently some Illinois Republicans didn't get the memo. Two weeks ago women went to the polls and sent a message that the GOP has a major problem. So now some Republicans are targeting a female GOP leader and no one else.

Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady and Crew Must Resign

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Illinois Republican Party officially imploded this week. The Chicago Sun-Times calls it a "bloodbath." That's putting it mildly.

State Pension Reform Stalls, Lawmakers OK Gambling & Strip Club Tax Bills

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

In the final day of their spring legislative session, Illinois state lawmakers approved a state budget plan and sent gambling expansion and strip club...

WATCH: State Lawmaker Erupts Into Tirade During Pension Debate

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

A Republican Illinois state lawmaker on Tuesday screamed and threw papers into the air while decrying the state's Democrat-led pension reform bill tha...

Gov. Quinn Urges Delayed Retirement, Upped Worker Contributions

Posted 04.21.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday introduced his plan to address the state's growing pension crisis by cutting costs and -- the governor proposed -- d...

Why the Illinois GOP Has Republicans Worried Nationally

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

When two of your top party officials think the biggest problem with the Republican Party is that Republicans are participating too much, you can probably expect big problems.

State Owes $8.5 Billion In Overdue Bills

Posted 01.20.2012 | Chicago

Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka this week delivered more troubling, if not surprising, news concerning the state's financial health....

State GOP Leaders 'Celebrate' Tax Hike Anniversary

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Leading Illinois Republicans on Thursday lashed out against the state's income tax hike as a "failure" one year to the day after it was approved by Go...

Illinois Move-Out Rate Among Nation's Highest

Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

Data released this week by United Van Lines, a moving company, reports that Illinois and New Jersey tied for the highest number of customers who were ...

State Lawmakers Aim For More Corporate Tax Cuts

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Illinois House Republican leaders on Wednesday introduced a proposal that would roll back the corporate income tax hike that state Democratic leadersh...

Veto Session Updates: Red Light Cameras, Gambling, Pensions & More

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session rallies on in Springfield, debates over gambling, pension reform, red-light cameras in Chicago an...

Pat Brady and Tom Cross Can't Even Run a Coherent Scam

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Well forget all of that ballot integrity stuff for Illinois. It's now official. The Illinois straw poll is for sale to the highest bidder. They're not even pretending anymore.

Illinois GOP Disses Quinn's Borrowing Plan

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' four top Republican leaders in Springfield came out strong at Thursday's Republican Day at the State Fair against Democratic Governor Pat Qu...

Paying To Play With Illinois Casino Expansion Bill?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that the overwhelming majority of Illinois legislators who voted for a narrowly-approved casino expansion bill, wh...

GOP Sues Over Dem-Drawn Illinois Map

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Two of the Illinois General Assembly's most powerful Republican legislators filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that claims the state's newly drawn cong...

Medical Marijuana Gets Big Boost From Republican Leader

Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

The most recent lame-duck session in the Illinois state legislature was a busy one, and one that resulted in the passage of a good deal of progressive...

Illinois Republican Leaders Hosting Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois Republicans fight for some key victories in a very blue state, it seems only natural that they would play to the middle, moderating their ...