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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.


(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.


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

Rauner Picks Up Endorsement From Cook County GOP

For the first time in more than 25 years, the Cook County Republican Party has made an endorsement in the governor’s race before the primary, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


(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.


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Rutherford: Illinois Was Prepared To Deal With Federal Government Default

The deal on Capitol Hill that avoids default and reopens the federal government is a relief to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, but he said the state was ready if default occurred.


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

As GOP Jostles, Quinn Has $2.9M In Campaign Fund

Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than all four of his potential Republican rivals combined.


New doors at the Statehouse. (CBS)

$670K Doors At State Capitol Inspire Jeers

Illinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.


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.


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Rutherford Names Attorney As Lieutenant Gov. Pick

The Republican field for the 2014 Illinois governor’s race began to crystalize Monday as candidate Dan Rutherford, the Illinois treasurer, announced a Chicago attorney as his lieutenant governor pick.


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

Big GOP Donors Leaning To Rauner For 2014

Anxious to clear a path back to the governor’s office, some of the Illinois Republican party’s deepest-pocketed donors are abandoning candidates they previously supported with five- and six-figure donations and directing their money to the only political newcomer in the race — venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.



Treasurer Warns Of Imitation Unclaimed Property Websites

A lot of people are checking unclaimed property sites to see if there’s an old paycheck, jewelry or other forgotten wealth awaiting them, but the Illinois state treasurer’s office is warning that some sites might not be legitimate.


Bruce Rauner (Credit: brucerauner.com)

Rauner Officially Announces GOP Bid For Governor

Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner announced his gubernatorial bid for the 2014 election, saying he’s the anti-politician the struggling state of Illinois needs to “shake up Springfield.”


Dan Rutherford announces his candidacy Sunday at Harry Caray's in Chicago with his mother (left) and sister (right). (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dan Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Illinois Governor

The 2014 governor’s race is off and running, with the first declared Republican candidate announcing today.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford To Announce Gubernatorial Run This Weekend

For months, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been hinting — at times not so subtly — that he wants the Republican nomination in the 2014 governor’s race. Come this weekend, he’ll finally make it official.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Credit Downgrade Could Cost State $95 Million

Standard and Poor’s decision to lower Illinois’ credit from A to A- comes just days ahead of plans to issue $500 million in bonds.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Claims Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt State Revenue

The state of Illinois’ chief investor says if the President and Congress can’t reach a compromise, that means less money in workers’ paychecks.


Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Outlook To Negative

Moody’s Investor Services has downgraded the state’s credit outlook from stable to negative.


Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite List

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.


Gold South African krugerrand coins

Nearly 19,000 Unclaimed Items Up For Auction By Treasurer’s Office

The Illinois State Treasurer’s office has some Christmas gift suggestions: unclaimed property that will be auctioned off online later this month.


Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Seems To Be Center Of Attention At GOP Convention In Tampa

The Republican National Convention got off to a rousing start on Tuesday, with Ann Romney speaking from her heart about her husband, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking from his gut.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012