Bill Daley

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Republican Rauner Taps Dems Bill Daley, Glenn Poshard For Transition Team

The governor-elect’s team also includes former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar, Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman and the Rev. James Meeks, one of the African American ministers from Chicago who had supported his campaign.

11/06/2014

Bill Daley announces he's dropping out of the 2014 race for governor. (Credit: CBS)

Daley On Dropping Out: ‘Not A Fear Of Losing’

Bill Daley might have decided against challenging Gov. Pat Quinn in next year’s election, but as he dropped out of the race Tuesday, he made it clear he believes he could have won.

09/17/2013

Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Daley Drops Out Of Governor’s Race

Daley was to square off against fellow Democrat Pat Quinn, the incumbent governor, in their party’s primary.

09/16/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further Funds

Daley held a news conference Tuesday to blast Illinois’ 9.2 percent unemployment rate – the second worst in the nation, and the worst in the Midwest.

09/10/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Candidates For Governor Can Start Circulating Petitions

Two Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor’s office headed into Tuesday — the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions — with a jump start on announcing their running mates.

09/03/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Quinn’s Nominee To CTA Board Steps Down Amid Controversy

A south suburban political powerbroker who was appointed to the CTA board by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.

08/13/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Quinn’s CTA Board Pick, Won’t Discuss Daley Family Patronage

Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley continued his attack on incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn to rescind his controversial pick for the CTA board, but ducked questions about patronage hiring under his brother and father, both former mayors.

08/08/2013

Cardinal George, left; Bill Daley (CBS)

Cardinal, Bill Daley At Odds Over Same-Sex Marriage

They’re fighting over whether the church is unfairly cutting off funds to immigrant groups because a coalition they belong to disagrees with the church on same-sex marriage. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/01/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for what he calls a lack of leadership on reforming the state's pension systems. Daley has formally entered the race for governor against Quinn, and Madigan also is a potential candidate. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Bill Daley Makes Bid For Governor Official

The Democrat’s campaign on Monday unveiled a video online in which Daley says flatly, “There is no exploratory piece in this anymore.”

07/29/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Wants To Eliminate RTA

Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley said the Regional Transportation Authority – which oversees the finances of CTA, Pace and Metra – has reached the end of the line, and should be eliminated.

07/25/2013

Peotone (CBS)

Quinn OKs Peotone Airport Legislation, Daley Calls 3rd Airport ‘Cruel Hoax’

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation putting the state’s Department of Transportation in charge of building and managing an airport in south suburban Peotone, but Democratic rival Bill Daley slammed the long-stalled plans for a third regional airport a “cruel hoax.”

07/25/2013

Inside a new UIC research center of materials from former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Opens Collection Featuring Thousands Of Items From Richard J. Daley

He was the original Mayor Daley…Richard J…Chicago’s mayor during three decades. Now thanks to a newly opened research center at UIC, scholars and researchers can learn even more about this colorful character, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

07/24/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for what he calls a lack of leadership on reforming the state's pension systems. Daley has formally entered the race for governor against Quinn, and Madigan also is a potential candidate. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Daley: Quinn Should Hold Marathon Talks On Pension

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to bring the state’s legislative leaders together for around-the-clock talks to resolve the state’s $97 billion pension shortfall.

07/22/2013

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Pols Get Early Jump On 2014 Campaign At July 4th Celebrations

There was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country’s independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.

07/04/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Calls For Campaign Donation Ban During Legislative Sessions

A Democratic hopeful in the governor’s race says money is the root of a lot of evil, at least in the eyes of the electorate, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/01/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley: Quinn Should Make Changes To Concealed-Carry Bill

Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley says Governor Quinn should make some changes before he signs the bill allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/23/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Forms Committee To Explore Run For Governor

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Tuesday he is formally exploring a bid for governor, ripping state lawmakers for their inaction on major issues this spring.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2013

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Congressman Schock Won’t Run For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman’s campaign manager said Thursday.

04/26/2013

Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Bill Daley To Decide On Governor Run In 60 Days

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’ll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.

04/25/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

If Lisa Madigan Runs For Governor, Will Her Dad Step Down As House Speaker?

As discussions swirl about who will run for governor next year, one big question is: should Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan choose to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, will her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan, step down to avoid a possible conflict of interest?

CBS 2–01/24/2013

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