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Sen. Bill Brady

Illinois State Capitol

Candidates For Governor Can Start Circulating Petitions

Two Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor’s office headed into Tuesday — the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions — with a jump start on announcing their running mates.

09/03/2013

State Sen. Bill Brady. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Brady Officially Joins Race For Governor

Republican State Sen. Bill Brady formally announced his candidacy for Governor on Wednesday aiming for a possible rematch with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who defeated Brady in 2010.

06/26/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Forms Committee To Explore Run For Governor

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Tuesday he is formally exploring a bid for governor, ripping state lawmakers for their inaction on major issues this spring.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2013

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Congressman Schock Won’t Run For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman’s campaign manager said Thursday.

04/26/2013

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012

Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Illinois Democrats Shoot Down Voter ID Proposal

Illinois Republicans have tried again to make voters show a photo ID before voting, and the proposal was once again shot down by Democrats.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2012

Illinois House Floor

Quinn’s Budget Address Draws Praise, Ire From Both Sides Of The Aisle

You didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Up To 120 Sears, Kmart Stores To Close

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is closing between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores, after abysmal holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Move Workers’ Comp Cases To Courts

Local courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011