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  • Some longtime Dems supporting Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several well-known Democrats say they're backing Republican Bruce Rauner for governor. Rauner said Thursday that their support is emblematic of his nonpartisan leadership approach. The Winnetka venture capitalist spoke at a downtown Chicago hotel flanked by a group of...

  • Unions, groups 'all-in' Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO -- The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through...

  • Former Madison County judge crushes Democratic rivals in race for IL-13

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The primary race for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District ended with Ann Callis crushing her Democratic rivals, despite some groups thinking her connections to top lawmakers might hurt her chances. A traditionally Republican territory, District 13,...

  • Ill. county's voters reject anti-fracking measure

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in a struggling southern Illinois county have rejected a ballot referendum meant to pressure the county's governing board to restrict a debated oil drilling practice, leaving open the question of whether the measure failed because of confusion or the prevailing need for...

  • Further observations on the Illinois primary

    Looking into the Illinois primary returns this morning, I noticed a similarity between the Republican primary for governor this year and the Republican primary for president in 2012. In both cases, the candidate who carried metro Chicago (which I define as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake,...

  • Asbestos defendants succeeding in rare Madison County trials

    Madison County Courthouse EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Despite an ever-increasing and record-breaking amount of asbestos lawsuits being filed in Madison County, Ill., attorneys say trials there have been less frequent than in other jurisdictions – and dominated recently by...

  • Observations on the Illinois primary results

    The top-line race in the Illinois primary yesterday was the Republican contest for governor. The latest returns, as I write, have 99 percent of precincts reporting, with a clear but narrow winner in the Republican primary, businessman and self-financer Bruce Rauner over state legislator Kirk...

  • Illinois voters to pick GOP governor nominee

    Illinois voters will choose a Republican on Tuesday to try to win back the governor's office in a race that already has drawn intense interest from labor unions worried that the leading candidate could weaken them in the same way GOP governors have in other states across the Midwest.

  • Turnout could swing GOP race for Illinois governor

    The Republican primary for Illinois governor is approaching after a campaign that featured unprecedented involvement by labor unions, allegations of sexual harassment and millions in spending by one candidate.

  • Illinois GOP hopefuls address school 'clout' issue

    The three lawmakers seeking the Republican nomination for governor still are facing questions about their roles in a five-year-old admissions scandal at the University of Illinois.

  • Primary for shot at Dick Durbin poses dilemma for Illinois Republicans

    Does a West Point graduate and business owner with little name recognition give them their best shot at beating three-term Sen. Dick Durbin? Or is it a dairy magnate and state senator who has run twice for the office unsuccessfully, and has had past gaffes about immigrants and abortion?

  • After Boeing bid, Rockford targets high-tech jobs

    As the city of Rockford attempted to rebuild its long-struggling economy a few years ago, officials found promise in a humming aerospace sector that had sprung up where other manufacturing had faltered.

  • VIDEO: Despite proposed pension cuts, labor unions forced to back Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

    Illinois is facing a $100 billion pension shortfall, and in 2013, the state passed pension reform that was largely backed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The reform has angered labor unions across the state, but Quinn will get their support in 2014.

  • 'He's the master of public subsidy': The life of a real estate developer

    The real estate industry may be the single biggest beneficiary of tax credits, carve-outs and subsidies on the federal and state level.

  • VIDEO: Illinois GOP governor primary is Bruce Rauner's to lose

    With under two weeks to go in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary, businessman Bruce Rauner holds a sizable leader over his three closest challengers. Recent polling shows Rauner with 40 percent of the vote.



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