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  • Quinn dumps Democratic state fair rally for second year in row

    Quinn dumps Democratic state fair rally for second year in row
    SPRINGFIELD — For the second year in a row, Democrat Pat Quinn decided his political party won’t hold the traditional all-out rally on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair even though it’s a high-profile election year....
  • Rainy forecast means no State Fair parade for Quinn, Rauner

    Rainy forecast means no State Fair parade for Quinn, Rauner
    SPRINGFIELD — After waves of TV ads, voters already may think Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner are all wet when it comes to their politics, but at least tonight it won’t be from marching in the rain. In a rare...
  • State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal

    State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal
    SPRINGFIELD — A scandal over free beer tickets at state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin has led to fines and disciplinary action against two top officials — one of whom is now out of his government job. The most severe punishment went to...
  • Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due

     Exhibit gives pioneer doctor his due
    Glenview was still part of the Illinois frontier when Dr. John A. Kennicott arrived with his family in 1836. The pioneer physician created the Grove Nursery & Garden, the region's first commercial plant nursery on about 45 acres of land, purchased for...
  • O Rauner, where art thou?

     
    From Rick Pearson's story this morning: While comfortable ripping the governor for a “lack of leadership,” Rauner acknowledged he didn’t know enough about the (Archer Daniels Midland) tax break request to say whether he would approve it....
  • Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast

    Quinn, Daley spar at Democratic breakfast
    SPRINGFIELD — The two Democrats running for governor squared off for the first time Wednesday, with challenger Bill Daley contending the party will lose the office if he's not the nominee next year and Gov. Pat Quinn vowing to defeat all comers....
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
  • Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair

    Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he&...
  • Dining: Beat brunch bordeom

    Dining: Beat brunch bordeom
    Consider brunch. As far as meals go, it has certainly proved to be a versatile little sucker, a real workhorse, able to adapt to almost anything you can throw at it. It’s been classed up with oysters and Champagne. It ’s been roughed up with...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Unions protest Democrats at Illinois State Fair

    Unions protest Democrats at Illinois State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...