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Quinn, Rauner Disagree On How To Raise Minimum Wage In Illinois

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council.

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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

Bruce Rauner, GOP candidate for Illinois governor, greets voters Thursday in Springfield. (CBS)

Rauner Courts Republican Party Leaders, Voters At State Fair

Businessman Bruce Rauner sought to mend any fences needing mending Thursday as GOP members gathered in Springfield Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there.

08/14/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Tries To Distance Himself From Indicted Executive

A top executive has been charged with fleecing millions of dollars from customers at a firm created by Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

08/08/2014

The state of Illinois continues to buy land for a third Chicago airport. (CBS)

Quinn Insists Third Airport Is Closer To Reality

The state has spent $34 million acquiring a general aviation airport in Monee, Bult Field, which the governor says will be incorporated into a third regional airport. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

08/07/2014

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Dems Say Rauner Trying To Buy Votes With $1M Pledge To South Side Credit Union

Republican Bruce Rauner, who’s been courting black voters as he tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn, made the promise during a meeting this week with more than 60 members of an African-American economic development group.

08/01/2014

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, left, appears with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (CBS)

Christie Funnels $2.5 Million Into Rauner Campaign For Governor

At a campaign stop at Portillo’s restaurant, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered a jumbo chili cheese dog and a large vanilla shake.

07/25/2014

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Republican Rauner Makes His Case Before Black Forum; Quinn A No-Show

The group had been expecting to hear from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as well. His spokesman said he never confirmed he’d be there and couldn’t make it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/14/2014

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Rauner Campaign Turns Up The Heat With Anti-Quinn Ad Blitz

It could have been planned all along, or it could have been in response to gains made by incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn that prompted Bruce Rauner’s toughest attack ad yet. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/11/2014

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Rauner Hit Again With Allegations He Leaned On Elite CPS School To Accept Daughter

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has maintained he didn’t use his money or influence to get a daughter into Walter Payton College Prep in 2008.

06/26/2014

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

An Eye For The Tie: Quinn’s Fashion Choice Tips Off Reporter On Pension Bill

The Sun-Times’ Scott Fornek’s eye for fashion led to a bit of a scoop for the veteran political reporter and editor.

06/09/2014

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

Rauner: Illinois Voters Should Have Decided Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he won’t advocate changing the law now that same-sex marriage is legal.

06/02/2014

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Quinn Takes Blame For Botched Anti-Violence Program — But Credit For Shutting It Down

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot sat down with the governor Friday, a day after news broke that the feds were looking into the now-defunct Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

05/02/2014

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Happy May Day! The Minimum Wage Still Hasn’t Been Raised… So Let’s Create A Maximum Wage!

If the government doesn’t raise the minimum wage soon, should they instead create a maximum wage for the rich? One writer thinks so…

05/01/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Probing Quinn’s Embattled Anti-Violence Program

Federal prosecutors sought information on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative from the Illinois State Comptroller’s office, which handles the state’s checkbook.

05/01/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives the thumbs-up after casting his ballot in the Illinois primary election on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.  (Credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Poll: Rauner Leads Quinn; Durbin Ahead Of Oberweis

Republican challenger Bruce Rauner holds an early edge against incumbent Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor, according to a poll released on Monday.

04/14/2014

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Lock Horns At First Joint Appearance

The gloves came off Friday afternoon during the first meeting between the two major-party candidates for Illinois governor.

04/11/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Criticizes Quinn On Income Tax

During a press conference Sunday, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Bruce Rauner attacked Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, accusing him of breaking promises.

03/30/2014

A stunt-double for Gov. Pat Quinn mocks the incumbent over income-tax policy. (Jay Levine/CBS)

Rauner Camps Sends ‘Quinnochio’ Character To Mock Quinn

Quinn ducked in the back door of a school, rather than confront Bruce Rauner’s stunt-double, whose nose was growing, Rauner said, for making what was supposed to be a temporary tax hike permanent. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/27/2014

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Illinois Speaker Proposes Education Tax On Millionaires

Powerful Democrat Michael Madigan announced the idea just as one of the nation’s most competitive governor races is heating up between Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy private-equity investor, and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

03/20/2014

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