Gubernatorial Race

Bruce Rauner (Credit:

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.”


Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas On Blagojevich: ‘Illinois Has Deserved Better’

The man who almost kept Rod Blagojevich out of the governor’s mansion a decade ago now says it’s sad to see what the now-imprisoned governor did to the state.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn and his GOP rival Bill Brady meet for lunch at Manny's. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Quinn, Brady Meet For Lunch At Manny’s

Gov. Pat Quinn made good on a promise Tuesday to take his former opponent – Republican Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady – out to lunch.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Gives Victory Speech: “We Have A Lot Of Work To Do”

Republican Bill Brady conceded the gubernatorial race to Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn on Friday.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010

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

Is Gubernatorial Race Over? Brady Says No

The Associated Press says the race for governor is over, but Republican candidate Bill Brady says it’s not.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady

Quinn Still Ahead With All Precincts In

All the precincts are in, and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remains nearly 20,000 votes ahead of Republican challenger Bill Brady.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010

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

Decision Day Arrives In Race For Governor

Decision day has arrived for Illinois voters, who now must pick a new U.S. Senator and governor, among other elected posts.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

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

Quinn, Brady Argue Over Who Should Apologize

Each says the other should say sorry for remarks by Sen. Rickey Hendon.


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

Quinn Ally Won’t Back Down From Harsh Remarks About Brady

The state legislator’s scathing comments — that Republican Bill Brady is racist, sexist and homophobic — sent ripples through the tight governor’s race.