| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other.
With the campaign growing ever more...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 13, 2014
Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Five times in Tuesday night's hourlong gubernatorial debate — five times! — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn accused his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner of planning to cut $4 billion from state education funding.
Rauner, in turn, reiterated a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are in the last days of a long, tough and close campaign, with Illinois' economic future balancing on a fiscal high wire come Tuesday.
If you don't like the frightening condition of the state's economy, there's that other...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:33 PM
My prediction for Tuesday's Illinois gubernatorial election:
Vince Rauner in a squeaker.
Now, I know what you're saying.
First, my predictions prior to the March primary were so spectacularly bad — Doug Truax over Jim Oberweis; Toni Berrios...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:14 PM
"Comedian" and "Colonel" aren't typically words one would use in the same sentence. But when it comes to describing Jill Morgenthaler, no other two will do.
"I always wear lipstick, because I look like a boy otherwise," said Morgenthaler, 60, whose...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. Senate and House, the General Assembly and the County Board.