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(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

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

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tries To Explain Flip-Flop On Minimum Wage Hike

The issue of a minimum wage hike tripped up Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday, as he declared his previous support for cutting Illinois’ minimum wage a “mistake” and said he would now do the opposite: support raising it.

01/09/2014

(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

Bruce Rauner (Credit: brucerauner.com)

Rauner Officially Announces GOP Bid For Governor

Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner announced his gubernatorial bid for the 2014 election, saying he’s the anti-politician the struggling state of Illinois needs to “shake up Springfield.”

06/05/2013

Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.

07/16/2012

George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.

07/13/2012

Robert Dold (Photo From doldforcongress.com)

Rep. Dold Focuses On Bipartisanship As He Fights To Keep Seat

With Illinois Democrats redrawing his district, U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) is finding it vital to point to his bipartisanship as he runs for re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable at the Newseum June 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Romney outlined the agenda he would pursue in his first 100 days in office, including approving the Keystone Pipeline, repealing and replacing health care reform and fundamentally changing tax policy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Romney Raising Campaign Funds In Obama’s Hometown

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, was expected to rake in millions of dollars Thursday.

06/14/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Defends His Comments About Minorities, Government Aid

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

President Obama

Cubs Owner’s Father Won’t Launch Hard-Line Campaign Attack On Obama

A Republican super PAC funded by the father of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has decided against launching a hard-line attack on President Barack Obama as he campaigns for reelection.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Child Support Case Against Walsh Dismissed After Resolution With Ex-Wife

The child support case against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has been dismissed, following a resolution out of court with his ex-wife.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Will Likely Be Nominated, But No Dropouts Coming Yet

Mitt Romney had a clean sweep Tuesday, handily winning the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Romney, Santorum Court Votes Across Illinois

Mitt Romney will return to Chicago from Springfield Monday morning, to speak at the university where President Barack Obama used to teach.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Tea Party Patriots Hold American Policy Summit

Paul: No Federal Money For Tornado Victims

U.S. Rep. and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) says victims of the tornados in downstate Harrisburg and elsewhere in the Midwest and South shouldn’t receive any federal aid, and should instead buy insurance.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Will Face A Struggle In South Carolina

Mitt Romney won handily in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, but his challengers say they are ready to fight in South Carolina.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary Ballot

A longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Has A Lot Of Work To Do After Iowa

Political analyst Stephen Caliendo says Mitt Romney has a lot of work to do after winning the Iowa Caucus by just eight points, and Rick Santorum can expect to have “a target on his back.”

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Iowan Ron Freidhof, a restaurant owner in Bettendorf, is undecided about which Republican he'll back in the caucuses. (CBS)

Iowans Still Undecided On Republican Candidate For President

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, there is no clear cut Republican favorite. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/02/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Remains Mum On Where He’ll Run In 2012

Tea Party U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was expected Monday to pick the district in which he will seek reelection, but as of late Monday afternoon, he had yet to make an announcement.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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