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Gov. Pat Quinn (right) officially introduces Paul Vallas (left) as his running mate in the 2014 election. (Credit: CBS)

Vallas Ready And Willing To Be Quinn’s ‘Second Banana’

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas made it clear Tuesday he has no problem being Gov. Pat Quinn’s “second banana” as his running mate in next year’s election, saying he’s focused on serving the state.

11/12/2013

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

Vallas Pick A Surprise To Other Lieutenant Governor Contenders

Paul Vallas, the former Chicago School CEO and political candidate, will make his debut as Governor Pat Quinn’s 2014 running mate on Tuesday.

11/11/2013

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 (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

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov.: Community Colleges Are Falling Short

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.

01/19/2012

Empty Classroom

Simon Wants High Schools To Require More Math

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants to require high school students to take more math classes.

11/25/2011

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout Rate

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011