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Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Quinn Coy On Plans To Run For Another Public Office

Just more than a week removed from his election defeat, Gov. Pat Quinn was asked about whether he has plans to run for another public office.

11/13/2014

Ironically, when I searched for millennials, this photo of Occupy Wall Street protesters popped up. Unlike some, I bet they actually vote! (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Age 18 To 24 Suck At Voting

By now, the lack of turnout by young voters has come to be expected. But, just for the heck of it, I looked at the numbers, and can prove just how dismal voter turnout is for 18-to 24-year-olds. Prepare to be sad.

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 & 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

Gov. Pat Quinn concedes to Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. (CBS)

Quinn Concedes To Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn will concede the governor’s race to Bruce Rauner today, a highly placed source tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Illinois Governor’s Race: Quinn’s Holdout Doesn’t Add Up

Gov. Pat Quinn says he won’t go down without a fight and insists that every vote in Illinois be counted.

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)

Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Unseats Quinn

In a major win with national implications for Republicans, businessman Bruce Rauner declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, in one of the most bitterly fought elections in recent Illinois history.

11/04/2014

Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Defeats Quinn

According to expanded exit polls, the race between Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner is a dead heat.

11/04/2014

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Battle Of The Bars: Quinn vs. Rauner Campaign Parties

The polls are closed, the campaigns are over, and now the state waits for the results.

11/04/2014

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Nate Silver Makes Quinn Favorite To Win Over Rauner

For months, the polls have predicted a tight race and political pundits were preparing for a very long night before Illinois would learn who will be its next governor.

11/03/2014

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)

Candidates For Illinois Governor Focus On Jobs

Democrat Pat Quinn was in Chicago, while Republican Bruce Rauner was in the suburbs on Friday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/31/2014

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)

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Credit For Digital Design Center

The two candidates for governor sparred over a new digital design center in Chicago as Gov. Quinn presided over the ground-breaking for a project on Thursday, which ruce Rauner said was his idea.

10/30/2014

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

Quinn Touts New Jobs, But Illinois Lags Behind 2 Neighboring States

Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday made his case that he is a job creator, but CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine puts the governor’s numbers to the test.

10/28/2014

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Hot Dog Gate: Bruce Rauner Likes Ketchup–Or Does He?

In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election.

10/28/2014

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Rauner, Quinn Courting Women Voters

They can’t be taken for granted. They’re notoriously independent voters. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/24/2014

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

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off in their first televised debate in Peoria on Thursday. (Credit: Illinois Public Broadcasting)

Quinn, Rauner Raise $58 Million In Governor’s Race

The tight race for Illinois governor is breaking all state records for campaign fundraising and spending.

10/16/2014

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

After Debate, Reporters Take Another Crack At Gubernatorial Hopefuls

It’s a hallmark of political debates: the news conferences afterward. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports on what Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner had to say.

10/14/2014

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)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off Over Minimum Wage

Tuesday night’s debate was held at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago’s South Side.

10/14/2014

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African American Voters Hold Key to Election in 2014 Illinois’ Governor Race

By Ed Marshall, CBS 2 Political Producer CHICAGO (CBS) — On Tuesday, voters will have a historic opportunity to gauge the top two candidates during the first-ever televised Illinois gubernatorial debate focusing primarily on issues of […]

10/13/2014

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