Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent time with three of the four GOP hopefuls.
State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.
The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party’s nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.
A funny thing may have happened to Bruce Rauner’s landslide victory in the GOP primary, an apparent last minute surge by DuPage County State Senator Kirk Dillard.
Republican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.
Republican gubernatorial candidates took turns attacking-front runner Bruce Rauner in Springfield Tuesday night, in the second of five scheduled full field GOP debates.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.
State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford faced off in a debate that focused heavily on Illinois’ struggling economy and how to improve its business climate.
Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.
Republican candidate for Governor Kirk Dillard is sounding a theme that may be welcome to some motorists. He’s suggesting a cut to one of the state’s two gasoline taxes.
For the first time this year, all four of the Republican candidates for governor were on the same stage, and there were some fireworks.
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.
For the first time in more than 25 years, the Cook County Republican Party has made an endorsement in the governor’s race before the primary, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The four Republicans running for governor were in the south suburbs Thursday, trying put some distance between each other in a race with no clear front-runner.
Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than all four of his potential Republican rivals combined.
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.
Another Republican candidate has launched his campaign for Governor of Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
There was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country’s independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.
The Illinois Senate overwhelmingly OK’d prohibiting public disclosure of the names of people who hold firearm owner’s cards.