| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Former DuPage County Board chairman Bob Schillerstrom said Wednesday that he has formed an exploratory committee as he weighs a bid for the Republican state treasurer nomination.
Schillerstrom, 61, said his years of budgeting experience are well...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, who narrowly lost to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010, kicked off a third bid for governor Wednesday contending he no longer is viewed as a regional Downstate candidate.
Speaking at a downtown Chicago...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Unable to raise the kind of campaign money Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has collected, state Sen. Kirk Dillard has turned to the checkbook of his running mate.
Since October, state Rep. Jil Tracy and members of her family have provided...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner poured $3.2 million into advertising during the final three months of last year, far outraising and outspending his three rivals for the March 18 nomination, campaign disclosure reports show. The reports show...