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Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Rutherford Accuser Defends Lawsuit Timing, Says There’s ‘No Grace Period’ For Misconduct

Ed Michalowski tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine why he chose to come forward with allegations against state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, rocking the Republican race for governor.

02/14/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Governor Candidates Share Views On Gambling

The four contenders spoke at a Thursday evening forum in Peoria.

01/23/2014

Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Rauner Defends Making Call To Overturn Daughter’s Rejection From Elite High School

The GOP nominee for governor disagrees that he paid to play after his daughter was rejected from the desirable Walter Payton College Prep. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/13/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Mayor Emanuel Not A Fan Of Term Limits, An Issue In Gubernatorial Race

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got Rahm Emanuel to weigh in on the term-limit debate triggered by gubernatorial candidates this week.

12/19/2013

Bill Brady has selected Maria Rodriguez has his running mate. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Bill Brady Picks Maria Rodriguez As Running-Mate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady on Tuesday selected Maria Rodriguez as his running mate.

09/17/2013

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

Axelrod: Lisa Madigan’s Dad A ‘Genuine Problem’ If She Runs For Governor

David Axelrod, the architect behind President Barack Obama’s political ascent, said if he were advising Lisa Madigan, he would tell her that her father’s position is an “issue” she needs to resolve if she wants to be governor.

06/28/2013

State Sen. Bill Brady. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Brady Officially Joins Race For Governor

Republican State Sen. Bill Brady formally announced his candidacy for Governor on Wednesday aiming for a possible rematch with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who defeated Brady in 2010.

06/26/2013

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

Polls Find Lisa Madigan’s Major Campaign Issue Is Her Dad

There’s no question that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is personally popular statewide. However, while more than half of voters have a good opinion of her, her powerful father, Speaker Michael Madigan, could definitely be a campaign issue.

06/19/2013

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

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

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

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Ex-Elections Chief: Not So Fast On Calling Gov Race

He says every single last vote needs to be counted first.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady

Quinn, Brady Both ‘Believe’ They’ll Win

The ballots have been cast, but Illinois residents are still no closer to a clear winner in the race for governor.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn And Republican Bill Brady (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Governor’s Race A Dead Heat

The race for Illinois governor is coming down to the wire, with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn holding a razor-thin lead over Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn And Republican Bill Brady (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Quinn’s Lead Over Brady Shinking In Race For Governor

Early election results show Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn leading Republican Bill Brady in the race for Illinois governor.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

Pat Quinn and Bill Brady vote

Quinn’s Lead Over Brady Shinking In Governor’s Race

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady spent much of the day Tuesday making last-minute appeals for votes in a tight race for governor.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

Gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn (left) and Bill Brady campaign at the 95th Street Red Line terminal and the Ogilvie Transportation Center, respectively. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Brady Shore Up Bases On Last Day

Whichever candidate wins the gubernatorial race will inherit a major state budget mess, and tough choices about possible spending cuts, tax increases, or both.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2010

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn And Republican Bill Brady (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brady, Quinn Miles Apart On Health Care Overhaul

If Bill Brady is elected Illinois governor, he says he’d work with Congress to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which he considers government intrusion.

10/27/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn, State Sen. Rickey Hendon, State Sen. Bill Brady

Quinn Distances Self From Attack On Brady

Gov. Pat Quinn distanced himself from fellow Democrat Rickey Hendon, who went on a tirade against fellow State Sen. Bill Brady, Quinn’s Republican rival, saying “I’ve never served with such an idiotic, racist, sexist, homophobic person in my life.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/23/2010

Independent candidate for Illinois Governor, Scott Lee Cohen

Cohen Misses Deadline In Governor’s Race

Independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen has missed a deadline set by Illinois’ campaign laws.

10/21/2010

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