Wednesday Dec 4
How Pensions Will Shape the Election
Surprisingly, however, none of these changes seems to have rubbed off on Quinn in terms of his popularity, for good or bad.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Gubernatorial candidates differ on pension plan
Republican candidates for Illinois governor are staking out positions on what could be a landmark pension-reform deal that could go to a vote in the General Assembly as early as Tuesday.
Our View: Term limits should make 2014 ballot
There is another strong push from the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, chaired by Bruce Rauner, a wealthy Winnetka businessman who's also facing state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the GOP primary for governor.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
GOP governor candidates mostly quiet on pensions
Gov. Pat Quinn speaks Nov. 20 at a bill signing event in Chicago. While the fate of the emerging but tentative pension reform deal lies with rank and file lawmakers next week in Springfield, it also is putting the challengers to Gov. Pat Quinn on the spot.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Pension Plan & Governor's Race
But political analysts say it puts his potential GOP rivals in a trickier spot. One of the four candidates running for the 2014 Republican nomination has stated his position publicly.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Palatine Township Republicans endorse Rauner, Truax
More than 100 voters turned out last week when the Palatine Township Republican Organization held an endorsement session for contested races across the state.
Reading into the numbers of the Public Policy Poll for Illinois Governor
In this addition of The Chicago Political Examiner, we look at the recent Public Policy Poll for Illinois Governor and dig deep into the results of the poll to analyze the race.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
New Cotton bio ad focuses on Army service-PPP finds close race for...
COTTON'S MOM STARS IN BIO SPOT: Arkansas Senate candidate Tom Cotton is out with his first bio spot of the campaign, "Infantry," a 30-second ad featuring his mother Avis Cotton talking about his family and his service in the Army.
Our View: March primary gets candidates
The March primary is starting to take shape now that candidates are filing their petitions and signatures to run for office.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Hundreds file petitions for 2014 election
SPRINGFIELD – Political battle lines were officially drawn Monday in the race for Illinois' chief executive as Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and four Republican challengers were among nearly 400 politicians who offered nominating petitions on the first day of filing.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Illinois GOP candidates rarely pay their way to office
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
GOP gubernatorial candidates take aim at Bruce Rauner
The election for Illinois governor is still a year away, but on Thursday the four Republican candidates appeared at Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Gov. to use Lincoln desk to sign gay marriage bill
When Gov. Pat Quinn signs a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, he'll be incorporating a piece of Illinois history.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Capitol Fax Blog
Rauner polling within same range for months
Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary voters.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Ill. GOP leader wants end to 'name calling'
Despite dismal showings at the polls in recent elections and a highly-publicized change in party leadership, the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party says the state GOP is "alive, well and being very, very active."
Fri Nov 15, 2013
The Capitol Fax Blog
GOP candidates say they won't try to repeal gay marriage law
None of them expressed any interest "As you well know, our agenda is an economic agenda," [Sen. Bill Brady] told the Chicago Sun-Times, when asked if he would move to repeal the measure as governor.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Vallas' brother Dean picked Bill Brady over Pat Quinn in 2010
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Capitol Fax Blog
The Rauner report
One of the state's most anti-union groups, Contractors for Free Enterprise, the political action affiliate of The Associated Builders & Contractors Illinois Chapter, endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor Friday.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Dillard picks up DuPage GOP backing
State Sen. Kirk Dillard Tuesday won support of Republican township chairmen in his home of DuPage County, where the candidate for governor has pinned a lot of his primary election hopes.
Kirk says he won't endorse anyone in GOP primary
However, Kirk gave some advice. He contends the only way Republicans will take control of the governor's mansion is to be moderate on social issues.