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2014 Governor’s Race

Gov. Pat Quinn (right) officially introduces Paul Vallas (left) as his running mate in the 2014 election. (Credit: CBS)

Vallas Defends Quinn’s Tax Plan, Attacks Rauner

Paul Vallas hit the campaign trail as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Wednesday, going on the attack against Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner for wanting to reduce the state’s income tax, saying it would have a “devastating” impact on schools.

04/02/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield on March 26, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Proposes Making 2011 Income Tax Hike Permanent

Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting “extreme and radical” budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.

03/26/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn To Propose Making 2011 Tax Hike Permanent

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to propose making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent in order to avoid massive budget cuts when he presents his election year budget address Wednesday, according to lawmakers briefed on his plans.

03/26/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Enlists Bipartisan Support In Seeking “New Solutions” For Illinois

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said he’s not going to agree with his supporters on every issue, even his own wife.

03/21/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Again Slams Rauner As ‘Heartless’ On Minimum Wage Stance

Gov. Pat Quinn wasn’t letting up Thursday in his attacks on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, continuing to make the venture capitalist’s vast wealth an issue in the race for governor.

03/21/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Boasts Of Democratic, Independent Supporters

A day after unifying Republican support behind his campaign for governor, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner surrounded himself with people from outside the GOP, including his wife, in an effort to win over Democratic and Independent voters.

03/20/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Quick To Trade Attacks In Race For Governor

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner wasted no time in attacking each other Wednesday, just hours after winning their respective primaries.

03/19/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Polls Open For Illinois Primary Election

Polls have opened in Illinois as voters prepare to cast ballots in the primary election for governor, U.S. Senator, and many other races.

03/18/2014

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Visits Gov. Quinn’s House, Demands Debate

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said it’s hypocritical for a governor who preaches good government to dodge debate in his bid for re-election.

02/19/2014

Kirk Dillard

Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For Governor

State Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.

02/14/2014

Dan Rutherford

Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual Harassment

Edmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.

02/10/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

Republican Candidates For Governor Debate Taxes, Spending

State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford faced off in a debate that focused heavily on Illinois’ struggling economy and how to improve its business climate.

02/04/2014

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Rutherford: Rauner Behind False Allegations Made By Employee

The Republican Race for governor took a bizarre turn Friday, as Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed his rival, billionaire Bruce Rauner, was behind an attorney’s demand for $300,000 to keep a treasurer employee’s allegations quiet.

01/31/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) is running against Democratic challenger Tio Hardiman, former director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, in the 2014 primary election in Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Confident In Chances Of Beating Quinn In Race For Governor

Despite being a relative unknown, especially outside Chicago, and having only a few hundred dollars in his campaign fund, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said he’s serious about trying to beat incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary election in March.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bobby Jindal To Speak At Illinois GOP Fundraiser

The Feb. 25 dinner in Chicago comes as the GOP fights to regain control of the Illinois governor’s office for the first time in more than a decade.

01/17/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Rivals For Governor Pounce On Rauner At Candidate Forum

For the first time this year, all four of the Republican candidates for governor were on the same stage, and there were some fireworks.

01/16/2014

Stuart Levine, flanked by his attorneys, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse (CBS File Photo)

Brady Questions Rauner’s Ties To Convicted Political Insider Levine

With Bruce Rauner already sweating a rough week in his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, state Sen. Bill Brady turned up the heat Sunday and demanded answers about Rauner’s relationship with convicted serial con man Stuart Levine.

01/13/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Candidates Discuss Income Tax, Dealing With Madigan

The four Republicans running for governor were in the south suburbs Thursday, trying put some distance between each other in a race with no clear front-runner.

11/21/2013

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti. (Credit: Facebook)

Rauner Picks Wheaton City Council Member As Running Mate

Sanguinetti is a lawyer who was once an assistant attorney general in Illinois. She’s the daughter of immigrants and was born in Florida.

10/08/2013

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