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  • Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election

    Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election
    A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move. Quinn has not conceded defeat and...
  • Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats

    Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats
    Two referendum questions aimed at boosting Election Day turnout among Democrats were on track to pass overwhelmingly Tuesday, with voters backing an increase in the minimum wage and higher income taxes for millionaires. Neither of those statewide ballot...
  • Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection

    Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection
    The champagne corks that popped Tuesday night weren't limited to Bruce Rauner's campaign headquarters. The people who control the Illinois House and Senate made a fine showing. They casually swatted away Republicans who had hoped to cut into the...
  • By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs

    By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs
    Illinoisans awoke Wednesday to an oddity: azure Illinois raising to 10 the number of Midwest states turning to Republican governors for economic growth and job creation. We can't say with confidence how many Illinois Democrats marched behind enemy lines...
  • Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

    Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history. "It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
  • Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House

     Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat. The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...
  • Shellacking, Part Deux

    Shellacking, Part Deux
    Coast to coast, that was pretty much a whuppin' that the GOP laid on the Democrats -- another mid-term "shellacking" for the party of President Barack Obama, as he put it four years ago. The Senate is now solidly Republican, the House is even more...
  • Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call

    Madigan, White win; treasurer's race too close to call
    Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night. Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers. In...
  • For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1
    There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one. The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will. But his 17-year tenure has...
  • Rauner urges Downstate supporters to block 'Chicago political machine'

    Rauner urges Downstate supporters to block 'Chicago political machine'
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Saturday sought to tap into long-simmering regional rivalries as he urged Downstate supporters to “block that Chicago political machine” by voting for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who in...