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— A renewed push for major gambling expansion in Illinois swiftly passed the Senate on Wednesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind the effort with a promise that Chicago would spend the money on rebuilding schools. But as with two...
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has opted to bypass a run for the Republican Illinois governor nomination and instead will seek a fourth term in Congress next year, a top aide said Thursday. Schock, 31, from Peoria, ultimately decided he could do more good...
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage. It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands,...
Change of SubjectRick Pearson reports: Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s been on a listening tour to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but his exploratory committee indicated Tuesday it already has raised $1.3 million.......
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s been on a listening tour to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but his exploratory committee indicated Tuesday it already has raised $1.3 million. Rauner put $249,000...
Tags: Elections, Bill Brady, Elmhurst, Rod Blagojevich, Government
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Tribune Editorial Board Roundtable-- Chicago Tribune TV: Chicago Tribune editorial board members Bruce Dold, Marie...
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama... Q: What makes...
Clout StreetIllinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Monday a decision on whether to run for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor is more a matter of when than if. Speaking to reporters after appearing at the City Club of Chicago, the first-term treasurer said...
Tags: Bill Brady, Political Candidates, Elections, Finance, Government
Clout StreetWealthy Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner moved a step closer Tuesday toward a potential bid for the Republican governor nomination, filing papers to form an exploratory committee and launching a 60-day listening tour of the state. The venture capitalist...
Tags: Mark Kirk, Elections, Bill Brady, Government, Executive Branch
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics. Are you running for governor? "I am thinking about it," said Rauner, 57, a...
Clout StreetIt won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
Tags: Bill Brady, Elections, Parties and Movements, Government, Oswego
Clout StreetU.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.” “...
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