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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg

    If Rauner wants a tax increase, he may have to beg
    Say goodbye to the "Quinncome Tax." Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, told me during a conversation on the radio Tuesday evening that if Republican Bruce Rauner were elected governor (it was still early in the counting),...
  • 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 talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
  • Endorsements for Illinois Senate

    Endorsements for Illinois Senate
    Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election. It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...
  • A Gov. Rauner may wonder who's in charge

    What makes you on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune think that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are not going to treat Bruce Rauner if he should win the office of governor as “an irrelevant bystander,”...
  • Rauner radio ad hits Quinn on DCFS deaths

    Rauner radio ad hits Quinn on DCFS deaths
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is broadening his attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn to accuse the Democrat of “abuse, neglect (and) tragic mismanagement” in the deaths of children whose families had previous contact with the Illinois...
  • A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois

     A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois
    If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation....