governor's race http://wuis.org en Quinn, Rauner On The Business Of The State Budget http://wuis.org/post/quinn-rauner-business-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The two men dueling to be Illinois' next governor tried Thursday to win over business leaders with their plans for the state's finances. They both made appearances before a joint meeting of Illinois' retailers and manufacturers in Springfield.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn got a standing ovation as he took the stage, but the response after that was lukewarm.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:47:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24645 at http://wuis.org Quinn, Rauner On The Business Of The State Budget Rauner Supports Keeping Open Centralia Developmental Center http://wuis.org/post/rauner-supports-keeping-open-centralia-developmental-center <p>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is differing with his opponent on whether a state facility should stay open.&nbsp; Rauner says he supports keeping open a center for people with developmental disabilities in Centralia that his opponent is trying to close. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;The Winnetka businessman faces Gov. Pat Quinn in the November election. He met with relatives of residents at the Murray Developmental Center on Saturday and told them they should have a choice in their family members' care. &nbsp; Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:23:41 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 23947 at http://wuis.org Rauner Supports Keeping Open Centralia Developmental Center Rauner: "I'm Not Anti Union At All" http://wuis.org/post/rauner-im-not-anti-union-all <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says common perceptions about him have it all wrong: he's not against unions and he doesn't want to take away public workers' pensions. Rauner was in Springfield Tuesday for a Sangamon County Republican Foundation fundraiser.</p><p></p><p>Unions worked hard to prevent Rauner from getting the GOP nomination --- and why not. He constantly talked during the primary about how "government union bosses" were to blame for much of Illinois' ills.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:31:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22599 at http://wuis.org Rauner: "I'm Not Anti Union At All" Big Opportunity For Republicans As Poll Shows Quinn "Dread" http://wuis.org/post/big-opportunity-republicans-poll-shows-quinn-dread <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Republican race is heating up as the March 18 election nears, but Gov. Pat Quinn faces only nominal primary opposition. He's likely safe for now, but a new poll shows Quinn could have trouble holding onto his seat come the general election.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20340 at http://wuis.org Big Opportunity For Republicans As Poll Shows Quinn "Dread" Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" http://wuis.org/post/republicans-race-governor-becomes-blood-sport <p></p><p>The four men seeking the Republican nomination for governor met in a debate Tuesday (2/18) night in Springfield, the last time they're scheduled to appear together downstate before next month's primary election.</p><p>With political newcomer Bruce Rauner leading in the polls and in fundraising, debates are a chance for the three other candidates to talk directly to voters, free of charge.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:47:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19252 at http://wuis.org Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" Dillard Gets IEA Endorsement http://wuis.org/post/dillard-gets-iea-endorsement <p>An influential teachers union has endorsed state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the Republican primary for Illinois governor.</p><p>The Illinois Education Association announced its endorsement Friday in Chicago.</p><p>Cinda Klickna is IEA's president. She says Dillard believes in public schools and says teachers and support staff “believe in Kirk Dillard.''</p><p>He faces state Sen. Bill Brady, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the March primary.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:43:21 +0000 Associated Press 19005 at http://wuis.org Dillard Gets IEA Endorsement Rutherford: "I Will Support The Republican Nominee" http://wuis.org/post/rutherford-i-will-support-republican-nominee <p>Treasurer Dan Rutherford appears willing to support his party no matter what, even as he maintains that another candidate for governor is trying to take him down.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a debate in Chicago last month, Rutherford, along with the other Republican candidates for governor in attendance, made a pledge to support whomever ends up being the nominee.</span></p><p>Though venture capitalist Bruce Rauner wasn't there, his spokesman says he'll do the same.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18797 at http://wuis.org Rutherford: "I Will Support The Republican Nominee" Listen To State Week - January 24, 2014 http://wuis.org/post/listen-state-week-january-24-2014 <p></p><p>This week, a discussion of Thursday's debate in Peoria among the hopefuls to be the Republican candidate in the upcoming governor's race.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:51:00 +0000 Bob Meyer 17565 at http://wuis.org Listen To State Week - January 24, 2014 GOP Candidates For Governor To Support Eventual Nominee http://wuis.org/post/gop-candidates-governor-support-eventual-nominee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The four Republicans running for governor are battling one another now ... but most say they'll put that aside after the primary.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a debate at Chicago's Union League Club the GOP candidates for governor tried to set themselves apart on questions about transportation funding, Medicaid, and government consolidation.</span></p><p>But they all had the same response to the question, "Do you all individually agree to support the Republican nominee, whoever he is?"</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:46:49 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17410 at http://wuis.org GOP Candidates For Governor To Support Eventual Nominee Listen To State Week - January 17, 2014 http://wuis.org/post/listen-state-week-january-17-2014 <p></p><p>Among this week's topics: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's statements on whether or not he used his clout to get his daughter into an elite school, Tio Hardiman's challenge to Governor Pat Quinn as the possible Democratic candidate for governor, and also new political endorsements from Illinois unions.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:16:29 +0000 Bob Meyer 17184 at http://wuis.org Listen To State Week - January 17, 2014 Listen To State Week - January 10, 2014 http://wuis.org/post/listen-state-week-january-10-2014 <p></p><p>This week's topics include how the debate over the state's minimum wage may affect the Republican candidates for Governor, and calls for a change of leadership at the state's Department of Corrections.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:30:05 +0000 Bob Meyer 16689 at http://wuis.org Listen To State Week - January 10, 2014 Republican Candidate For Governor Kicked Off The Ballot http://wuis.org/post/republican-candidate-governor-kicked-ballot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Whether Governor Pat Quinn will have a primary opponent is still undecided. But there's one fewer candidate seeking the Republican nomination.</p><p></p><p>There's a way to win an election long before election day: get your opponent knocked off the ballot -- challenging their paperwork for not meeting the rules.</p><p>That helped clear the way for Barack Obama when he was trying to begin his political career in the Illinois Senate.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16650 at http://wuis.org Republican Candidate For Governor Kicked Off The Ballot Gov Candidate Brady Releases Income Information http://wuis.org/post/gov-candidate-brady-releases-income-information <p>State Senator Bill Brady will no longer have to defend himself against criticism he didn't pay enough in taxes.&nbsp; The candidate for governor released his tax returns Monday.</p><p>When the mortgage crisis hit, Sen. Bill Brady's real estate development business took a hit.&nbsp; So much so that in 2008 and 2009 he owed the federal government no income tax.</p><p>Brady defended that four years ago, when he was Republican's nominee for governor:</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:31:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15158 at http://wuis.org Gov Candidate Brady Releases Income Information Listen To State Week - November 29, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/listen-state-week-november-29-2013 <p></p><p>This week, the candidate filing deadline for the gubernatorial primaries, and legislative leaders' plan to solve the state's pension crisis.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Bob Meyer 14043 at http://wuis.org Listen To State Week - November 29, 2013