By Associated Press | 03/20/14 01:47 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 10:09 AM
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...
03/19/14 06:59 PM
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,...
03/19/14 02:15 PM
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...
By Michael Barone | 03/19/14 02:10 PM
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,...
03/18/14 07:21 PM
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...
By Michael Barone | 03/19/14 09:16 AM
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...
By Associated Press | 03/18/14 08:46 AM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 12:52 PM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:46 AM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/12/14 09:40 AM
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?
By David Mercer | 03/11/14 08:37 AM
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.
By Steve Doty | 03/11/14 08:18 AM
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.
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/10/14 10:56 AM
The real estate industry may be the single biggest beneficiary of tax credits, carve-outs and subsidies on the federal and state level.
By Steve Doty | 03/10/14 08:12 AM
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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