| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
| Oct 23, 2013
Kirk Dillard, the state senator from Hinsdale, has finally taken the gloves off with Bruce Rauner, the gazillionare businessman, in their Republican race for governor.
"I would rather tell my own positive story, that I'm tested and prepared for the job...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Rick Pearson reports Wealthy equity investor Bruce Rauner has raised more than $3.3 million since he jumped into the Republican governor’s race in March — nearly double the cash collected by three main rivals combined. The war-chest balances...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Wealthy equity investor Bruce Rauner has raised more than $3.3 million since he jumped into the Republican governor's race in March — nearly double the cash collected by three main rivals combined.
State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:32 PM
blockquote> 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......
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday defended Archer Daniels Midland for requesting state tax breaks to move its headquarters to Chicago and blasted Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for tying the issue to legislative reform of the state's...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:32 AM
From Sunday's print column Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign reports that he spent $5.87 million four years ago in his primary race against fellow Democrat Dan Hynes. Would Quinn have spent more than that against former Commerce Department Secretary Bill Daley,.....
| Sep 22, 2013
The first mass shooting of the week left me in despair.
A man with an apparently tenuous grasp on reality brought a legally purchased rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and killed a dozen people. What are you going to do?
| Sep 18, 2013
Some Illinois Democrats might be suffering from Bill Daley Withdrawal Syndrome, but his exit from the race for governor does one thing:
It infuses energy and focus into the Republican gubernatorial primary, with candidates asking GOP voters this...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Democrat Bill Daley's decision to quit the governor's race provided a measure of clarity Tuesday for both political parties heading into the 2014 elections.
Democrats get a measure of unity, no longer having to worry about significant primary contests...