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Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy, Rauner Calls For Travel Ban

Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration’s policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/27/2014

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

Quinn, Rauner Squabble Over Illinois’ Economy

Governor Quinn was using a tech-savvy North Side company to make the case that he is bringing thousands of jobs to Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/27/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Some Questions Remain Unanswered After Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.

10/15/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Taxes Going Up No Matter Who Gets Elected Governor, Watchdog Group Says

Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/14/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Trade Accusations On Taxes

Amid the festivities of Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade, the major party candidates for governor were discovering the usual ways to lob accusations at each other, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/13/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Libertarian Candidate Dismisses Rauner’s Claim That A Vote For Him Is A Waste

The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor is rejecting Republican Bruce Rauner’s statement that a vote for him is wasted.

10/13/2014

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Calls For Postponing Vote On State Income Tax Until After Election

The election for Illinois Governor is still weeks away, but Republican candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to veto the idea of lawmakers voting to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase before he has a chance to take office.

09/29/2014

GOP gubernatorial candidates at a debate in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Candidates Tackle Each Other Head-On In Debate

Republican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.

03/05/2014

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

Rauner Pours Record Money Into Gubernatorial Campaign

It’s been an advertising blitz almost from the get-go, but now, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner seems to be on the air more than ever.

03/04/2014

GOP gubernatorial candidates at a debate in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Hold Debate In Springfield

Republican gubernatorial candidates took turns attacking-front runner Bruce Rauner in Springfield Tuesday night, in the second of five scheduled full field GOP debates.

02/18/2014

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Barrage Of Attack Ads

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the attacks and counter-attacks by candidates and their supporters could be one of the most expensive statewide primary campaigns ever.

02/12/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mates

The job of Illinois lieutenant governor has often been ridiculed as a do-nothing office. But in 2014 the position will take on a new significance.

08/24/2013

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

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

Gov. Quinn Denies Strain With Lisa Madigan

Governor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

07/15/2013

Kirk Dillard

Republican Kirk Dillard Announces Run For Governor

Another Republican candidate has launched his campaign for Governor of Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/15/2013

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

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 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

Photo Of U.S. And Gay Pride Flags (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Voters Angry At Dems Could Sway Election

Some are choosing to sit out this election or look for candidates other than Dems.

10/25/2010