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  • 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,"...
  • Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat
    Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit. A day after voting...
  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
  • Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax

    Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax
    The race for governor is about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. It is also a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Quinn and fellow Democrats enacted in...
  • Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship

    Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship
    As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to¬† fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield. “Are you ready for a new direction? Are you ready to...
  • Illinois voters declare they've had enough

    Illinois voters declare they've had enough
    After a dozen years of one-party rule marked by mounting debt, unpaid bills, festering corruption and pathetic economic growth, Illinois voters demanded a new direction. This blue state on Tuesday rose up angry. Businessman Bruce Rauner said he would...
  • Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you
    As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, I'd like to offer 10 suggestions to make him an effective governor. 1) Send your campaign staff home. The campaign by both sides was disgraceful. Too much money, too many commercials, too much nasty...
  • 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...