| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan played a little role reversal Thursday, proposing to cut in half the state income tax on corporations, a move that could further frame this year’s elections along economic lines as Democrats try to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If Chicago-area voters think they've seen a lot of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on television lately, there's a reason: He's spent nearly $1.5 million on ads that began in mid-November and will wrap up before Christmas.
Laid end to end,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The issue of broadening the state sales tax by applying it to services divided the Republican candidates for governor Tuesday.
State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and equity investor Bruce Rauner indicated they’d consider the idea as part of a...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Outspent and out-fundraised by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s campaign, three rivals are trying to use his stumbling over Illinois’ minimum wage to better position themselves with little more than two months until the primary...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
PEORIA — The four candidates for the Illinois Republican governor nomination used a Downstate debate Thursday night to try to sell themselves as the most electable party standard bearer in a November showdown against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale paid more than $76,000 in federal and state income taxes last year, according to documents his campaign provided.
The state senator released the cover pages from his federal and state income tax...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Three Republican governor candidates took veiled shots at rival Bruce Rauner’s bravado in pledging to take on House Speaker Michael Madigan, each noting they have to work with the powerful Democrat to move the state forward.
The comments from...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:20 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford on Friday said he’s the target of politically motivated misconduct allegations leveled against him by an employee, but the worker’s attorney called the matter “serious and real.”
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday.
The latest Rauner contribution comes...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Almost a month ago, Bruce Rauner pledged at a Downstate candidates’ forum that if elected governor he would slash the state’s minimum wage by $1 to make it equal to the federal rate in an effort to make Illinois more economically competitive....
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Republican governor candidate Dan Rutherford paid more than $18,000 in taxes last year on an adjusted gross income of $114,145 in 2012, according to documents his campaign released Sunday.
Rutherford, elected four years ago as state treasurer,...