| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told voters over and over during his gubernatorial campaign that he's a "business guy," not a career politician.
Given the poor state of this state, Rauner could pretty much take his pick of business issues, and Illinois would be...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:19 PM
For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday said voters have a "duty" to oust Gov. Pat Quinn, pointing to a federal judge's ruling that the court should oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation after allegations that...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Here is the editorial that this cartoon will run with in the Sunday Chicago Tribune:
Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax
On Nov. 4, will voters hold these politicians to their words? print only
To you, the race for governor may be about whether...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Quotes from the endorsement editorials in Illinois newspapers (all but Rockford endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner).
Springfield State Journal-Register
Rauner,…told The State Journal-Register editorial board he believes the state must overhaul...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:48 AM
With Illinois at or near the bottom of almost every state performance metric in the U.S. — think our unfunded pensions, job creation record, school funding and fed-up people moving away from Illinois — it is not encouraging to read that...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
You don't see it in satellite photos, or from the Mississippi River gazing east. But Illinois has shrunk. If you've lived here for a while, you sense it: A place that for two centuries has been a muscular engine — a whole state of big shoulders,...
| 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 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,...