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Bruce Rauner

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  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...
  • 10 things you might not know about victory speeches

    10 things you might not know about victory speeches
    When Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory Tuesday in a bitter race for governor, his speech set off a whole new wave of controversy. He told supporters he had called Democratic legislative leaders Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, "and I said to...
  • Nasty campaigns deserve concessions, but not congratulations

    Nasty campaigns deserve concessions, but not congratulations
    Sticklers for political protocol scolded Gov. Pat Quinn last week for waiting more than 16 hours after the election result was obvious to concede the gubernatorial race to challenger Bruce Rauner, and for failing to congratulate Rauner or mention him by...
  • Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

     Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner
    In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory. There were as many as 60,...
  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...
  • 4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration

    4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration
    It's difficult to predict who will take official positions in the administration of Illinois governor-elect Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire private equity executive-turned-politician. But it was clear he will rely heavily on about a dozen mostly...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan

     Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan
    Bruce Rauner, governor-elect of Illinois, won't be sent to his room without supper for telling a fib about Boss Madigan. A forced march upstairs to the room without supper, and the foot stomping and muttering that comes with it, and a parent saying "I...
  • Bruce Rauner elected governor

    Bruce Rauner elected governor
    I work the late shift nearly every election day, and it's always similar: hours of waiting and then a frenzy of activity during deadline rush. Fortunately, I often end with with the winner, which photographically speaking is usually more fun. That was...
  • Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan
    Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things. Boss Madigan. He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...
  • Governor, U.S. Senate hopefuls hit trail in final weekend of campaign

    Governor, U.S. Senate hopefuls hit trail in final weekend of campaign
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner closed out the final weekend of their campaign citing Scripture to African-American church congregations, each looking for last-minute support as the Republican challenger sought to cut into the margins of a key...