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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.

10/16/2013

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.

09/05/2013

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

Dan Rutherford

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.

09/02/2013

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.

08/18/2013

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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.

08/10/2013

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.”

06/05/2013

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.

06/02/2013

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.

05/30/2013

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.

01/26/2013

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.

12/30/2012

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.

12/14/2012

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.

12/07/2012

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.

11/15/2012

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

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012

Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Security Concerns Prompted End To Media Tours Of Prisons

Gov. Pat Quinn says he didn’t end media tours of Illinois prisons in order to cover up anything.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Treasurer To Give Tours Of Vault At Capitol

For the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Tough Road Ahead For Quinn’s Pension Plan

Now that the governor has finally unveiled a plan to tackle the state’s pension crisis, one top Republican is predicting a tough road ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

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