2014 Governor’s Race

Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton Stumps For Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

10/21/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner, September 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

First Lady In Chicago To Raise Money For Quinn As Rauner Courts Women Voters

She’s expected Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Organizers say she’ll encourage early voting. She appears in a Quinn television ad released Monday where she notes Quinn’s efforts to boost Illinois’ minimum wage.

10/07/2014

President Obama and Gov. Pat Quinn eat at Valois in May 2014.

Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

President Barack Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday.

09/30/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Campaigns Step Up Attacks

The Quinn and Rauner campaigns were trading fire Tuesday as the race for governor intensifies with six weeks until Election Day.

09/23/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn Gets Backing Of Firefighters; State Police Group Endorses Rauner

In the race for governor, the Republican and Democratic candidates received competing endorsements Thursday from groups representing some of the state’s police officers and firefighters.

09/10/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn And Rauner Accuse Each Other Of Corruption, Spar Over Taxes

The political attacks were fast and furious Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner squared off in a joint appearance at the offices of the Chicago Tribune.

09/09/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Ditka Appears In Rauner Ad During Bears Game

Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.

09/08/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Vallas Renews Quinn Campaign Attack On Rauner’s Minimum Wage Stance

Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Thursday was leading the charge over the latest reports Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s past support for reducing the minimum wage.

09/04/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Emanuel Downplays Friendship With Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to be trying to put some distance between himself and his good friend Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor.

09/03/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Christie Back In Illinois To Stump For Rauner; Biden In Town For Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner both were getting some help from political heavyweights on the campaign trail on Monday, hoping for a boost in the race for governor.

08/25/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other “Phony” On Term Limits

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.

08/21/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Rauner: Releasing Full Tax Returns “A Rite Of Passage”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, as a candidate for governor, his friend Bruce Rauner should make his full tax returns and supporting documents public.

08/20/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn On Trailing In Polls: I’ve Been Underestimated Before

Gov. Pat Quinn insisted he has Republican challenger Bruce Rauner just where he wants him.

08/11/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Seeks Federal Probe Of Disaster Funds From Hurricane Ike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has called for a federal investigation of federal disaster relief funds that the Quinn administration used for an anti-violence program already under the microscope for mismanagement of funds.

08/01/2014

Ballots

Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.

07/29/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.

07/24/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Use Jobs Claims As Campaign Weapons

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state’s jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn’t nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests.

07/21/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner discusses plans to revamp property, income, and sales taxes in Illinois. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Announces Plan To Overhaul Income, Property, Sales Taxes

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Thursday offered a plan to revamp the state’s tax system, and voiced support for raising the minimum wage, coupled with business reforms.

07/17/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Bogged Down By Partisan Debate

A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.

07/16/2014

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