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Judge: Indiana Governor Contradicted Himself On Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but he put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue. The state appealed the latest ruling Wednesday.

08/21/2014

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Happy May Day! The Minimum Wage Still Hasn’t Been Raised… So Let’s Create A Maximum Wage!

If the government doesn’t raise the minimum wage soon, should they instead create a maximum wage for the rich? One writer thinks so…

05/01/2014

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

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tries To Explain Flip-Flop On Minimum Wage Hike

The issue of a minimum wage hike tripped up Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday, as he declared his previous support for cutting Illinois’ minimum wage a “mistake” and said he would now do the opposite: support raising it.

01/09/2014

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

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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Noncommittal On Potential Run For Governor

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the women’s luncheon of the Rainbow/PUSH international convention today – where she was seated at the right hand of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

07/08/2013

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/11/2013

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

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

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Republican Bill Brady. (AP Photo)

State Sen. Bill Brady Likely To Run For Governor

Bloomington State Senator Bill Brady, who lost to Democrat Pat Quinn in the 2010 election, is all but declaring his candidacy for 2014, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/25/2013

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

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

Mulling Run For Governor, Bill Daley Calls Life In Politics ‘Brutal Job’

Bill Daley, who’s considering a run for governor, talked politics Tuesday at a donor breakfast at Misericordia House on Chicago’s North Side.

01/15/2013

William Daley (Getty Images file)

Bill Daley Considering Run For Illinois Governor

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’s “seriously” thinking about running for Illinois governor.

12/20/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh Opinionated In Final Town Hall Meeting

Joe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.

12/08/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Appoints New Inspector General

Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.

12/08/2012

Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In Wisconsin

Illinois’ neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.

11/07/2012

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels appeared in Chicago Monday. (CBS)

Indiana Gov. Daniels Prepares To Take Helm At Purdue University

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has a lesson plan for his next job as the president of Purdue University.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Attorneys Think Blagojevich’s Sentence Will Be Reversed On Appeal

Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Blagojevich Leaves

New Book Details New, Bizarre Stories About Blagojevich

The saga of Rod Blagojevich involved no shortage of the bizarre and the tawdry, but a book about the deposed and imprisoned governor set for release next month may top it all yet again.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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