Illinois governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Did Bruce Rauner Call Madigan, Cullerton? Sort of …

Was Bruce Rauner caught in a lie, just moments after become the governor-elect of Illinois?

11/06/2014

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)

Rauner, Quinn & the Illinois Governor Race Through the Lens of Twitter

(CBS) – In yesterday’s midterm elections, the state of Illinois voted to determine its next governor: Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn or political rival, Republican Bruce Rauner. Here is how the race unfolded on Twitter. 1. CBS 2 Reporter Susanna […]

11/05/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Illinois Governor’s Race: By The Numbers

There are plenty of interesting numbers emerging from last night’s results.

11/05/2014

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)

Rauner, Quinn Square Off In Final Debate

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner disagreed on whether to impose a moratorium on new charter schools in Illinois.

10/20/2014

Mayor Harold Washington

Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack Ad

Once again, a political opponent is trying to capitalize on a falling-out between Chicago’s first black mayor and Democrat Pat Quinn, who wants another term as governor. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/25/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Illinois Job Numbers

The two candidates for Illinois governor had different interpretations over new unemployment and job-creation numbers. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/18/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Cancels TV Ad Buys Across State

Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford has sent notice to television media outlets that he is pulling his campaign ads.

02/18/2014

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

Quinn Picks Paul Vallas As 2014 Running Mate

Gov. Quinn on Friday selected former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas as his running mate.

11/08/2013

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

Gov. Pat Quinn marched in a Labor Day parade in Naperville. (CBS)

On Labor Day, Candidates For Governor Kick Campaigns Into Gear

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and an opportunity for candidates for Illinois governor to get their campaigns in gear.

09/02/2013

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

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director Announces Run For Governor

A Chicago anti-violence activist throws his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/17/2013

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)

Daley: Quinn Should Hold Marathon Talks On Pension

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to bring the state’s legislative leaders together for around-the-clock talks to resolve the state’s $97 billion pension shortfall.

07/22/2013

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

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

Will Name Hurt Bill Daley In Potential Run For Governor?

As Bill Daley considers a run for governor, does the Daley name still carry its same old clout? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked to some insiders to find out.

06/11/2013

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

Jason Plummer Website

GOP Lt. Guv Candidate A No-Show At Forum

Most recently, Jason Plummer missed a debate Thursday at WMAQ-TV studios in Chicago.

10/21/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Quinn, Brady Trade Barbs At Gubernatorial Debate

The two major-party candidates went head to head before a live audience at Elmhurst College.

10/17/2010