| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Monday a decision on whether to run for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor is more a matter of when than if.
Speaking to reporters after appearing at the City Club of Chicago, the first-term treasurer said...
| Mar 12, 2013
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama...
Q: What makes...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Wealthy Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner moved a step closer Tuesday toward a potential bid for the Republican governor nomination, filing papers to form an exploratory committee and launching a 60-day listening tour of the state.
The venture capitalist...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.”
But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.”
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:21 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford kicked off a campaign for the 2014 Republican governor nomination Sunday, touting himself as the only statewide officeholder among the GOP field.
"It's hard to win statewide as a Republican, but I can tell you what, I'm...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Wealthy Republican businessman Bruce Rauner today formally announced his campaign for governor in a web video where he criticized state government as broken and pitched himself as someone who grew up milking cows, riding horses and shooting rifles....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.
In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s been on a listening tour to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but his exploratory committee indicated Tuesday it already has raised $1.3 million.
Rauner put $249,000...
| Apr 5, 2013
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage.
It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands, and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Bruno Behrend Today, attorney Bruno Behrend, a policy director for Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market think tank, joins me for another in my series of dialogue about the presidential race. To Bruno, from Eric I've never found myself...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"If you just cut, if all you’re thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you’ll slow down the economy." Who said it? Mitt Romney Speaking of cuts, I couldn't help but notice this in this morning's story......