Kirk Dillard

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Metra Seeking Annual Fare Hikes Over Next Decade, Including Nearly 11 Percent Next Year

Chicago-area commuters have never seen anything like it. Metra has proposed fare increases averaging 10.8 percent, starting in February, with the guarantee of additional increases every year through 2024.

10/09/2014

Kirk Dillard (Credit: Steve Miller)

Kirk Dillard Elected RTA Chairman

The Regional Transportation Authority is shifting gears – from a developer as its board chairman to a politician and attorney who actually rides mass transit regularly.

06/25/2014

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

Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.

03/18/2014

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

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Push For Nomination

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent time with three of the four GOP hopefuls.

03/17/2014

Kirk Dillard campaigning with former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dillard Campaigning With Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar

State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.

03/16/2014

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

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Less Fiery In Final Debate

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.

03/13/2014

Kirk Dillard

Dillard Catching Up To Rauner In GOP Primary

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.

03/12/2014

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

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

Kirk Dillard

Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For Governor

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.

02/14/2014

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

Republican Candidates For Governor Debate Taxes, Spending

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.

02/04/2014

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

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

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.

01/29/2014

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GOP Candidate Kirk Dillard Calls For Cutting Gasoline Tax

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.

01/20/2014

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

GOP Rivals For Governor Pounce On Rauner At Candidate Forum

For the first time this year, all four of the Republican candidates for governor were on the same stage, and there were some fireworks.

01/16/2014

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

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

Rauner Picks Up Endorsement From Cook County GOP

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.

12/21/2013

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

GOP Candidates Discuss Income Tax, Dealing With Madigan

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.

11/21/2013

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

As GOP Jostles, Quinn Has $2.9M In Campaign Fund

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.

10/16/2013

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

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

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