Bill Daley http://wuis.org en Rauner Nabs Republican Nomination, But Not The Dominant Win Predicted http://wuis.org/post/rauner-nabs-republican-nomination-not-dominant-win-predicted <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> narrowly won the Republican primary for governor. He'll face Governor Pat Quinn, who is aiming for a second full-term. Neither of the wins were surprising, but the margins were.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn was basically guaranteed Democrat's nod, after former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley dropped out of the running in September.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:28:50 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21591 at http://wuis.org Rauner Nabs Republican Nomination, But Not The Dominant Win Predicted Voices In The News 2013 http://wuis.org/post/voices-news-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we get ready to welcome 2014, we thought we’d take a few minutes to reflect on some of the voices in the news this past year in Illinois state politics and government. People in the Capitol were busy with same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, and dozens of other issues. What follows are a few of the more memorable moments.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:43:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16041 at http://wuis.org Voices In The News 2013 Interview: State Senator Andy Manar http://wuis.org/post/interview-state-senator-andy-manar <p>State Senator Andy Manar (D - Bunker Hill) is in his first term serving the 48th District.&nbsp; It stretches from Springfield and Decatur south into Madison County.<br /><br />Before he was elected, Manar spent time as Chief of Staff to Senate President John Cullerton and served as Chairman of the Macoupin County Board.<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 10612 at http://wuis.org Interview: State Senator Andy Manar Democrats To Slate ... Even Though There's No Competition http://wuis.org/post/democrats-slate-even-though-theres-no-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois' leading Democrats will meet in Springfield on Sunday. They're supposed to decide endorse candidates for next year's primary election ... even though there are no longer any competitive races.</p><p></p><p>Democrats have rarely slated candidates in recent years.</p><p></p><p>But this time - with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn facing a primary challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley - the state party was going to consider picking a favorite.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:28:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9251 at http://wuis.org Democrats To Slate ... Even Though There's No Competition Daley: Didn't Realize 'Enormity' Of Being A Candidate http://wuis.org/post/daley-didnt-realize-enormity-being-candidate <p>Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says his decision to drop out of the 2014 gubernatorial race doesn't mean he couldn't beat Gov. Pat Quinn.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:40:38 +0000 Associated Press 9051 at http://wuis.org Daley: Didn't Realize 'Enormity' Of Being A Candidate Daley Drops Out Of Governor's Race http://wuis.org/post/daley-drops-out-governors-race <p>Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will not run for Illinois governor after all. His campaign spokesman says Daley will explain more at a press conference in Chicago Tuesday morning.</p><p></p><p>Daley has flirted with running for office before, only to back out.</p><p>This time, he insisted he was in it for keeps. In a campaign video about two months ago, Daley said "I'm committed to running for governor. There is no exploratory piece in this anymore."</p><p>But Daley's campaign confirmed Monday night that he's dropping out of the race.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8992 at http://wuis.org Daley Drops Out Of Governor's Race Quinn Seeks Party Endorsement; Daley Says It's Too Early http://wuis.org/post/quinn-seeks-party-endorsement-daley-says-its-too-early <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic Party of Illinois says it'll meet later this month to consider slating statewide candidates in next year's election. But at least one of those candidates thinks its a bad idea.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been rare for the state Democratic Party to get involved in recent primary elections. That makes the announcement of the meeting something of a surprise.</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:47:47 +0000 Brian Mackey 8817 at http://wuis.org Quinn Seeks Party Endorsement; Daley Says It's Too Early Quinn Halts Funding For Statehouse Renovation http://wuis.org/post/quinn-halts-funding-statehouse-renovation <p>Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for future renovations at the Capitol, a pricey project that's already caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed. &nbsp;<br>The Chicago Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he's instructed his budget director to hold up appropriations for renovations that are yet to be done. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:45:08 +0000 Sean Crawford 8679 at http://wuis.org Quinn Halts Funding For Statehouse Renovation Running For Lieutenant Governor Is A Risky Business http://wuis.org/post/running-lieutenant-governor-risky-business <div><p style="font-family: Tahoma; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0mm; widows: 2; font-size: medium; margin: 0mm 0mm 3.52mm; line-height: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font color="#010101" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> For the first time, candidates for governor in Illinois will choose their second in command. They used to get stuck with whomever primary voters choose for lieutenant governor -- whether the two got along or not. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:31:58 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8023 at http://wuis.org Running For Lieutenant Governor Is A Risky Business Democrats' Divide Deeper Than Quinn v. Daley http://wuis.org/post/democrats-divide-deeper-quinn-v-daley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois Democrats put on happy faces Wednesday in Springfield for one of the party's biggest annual gatherings.&nbsp; But even as they brushed off suggestions of turmoil and division within their ranks, a prominent member of the party was being sentenced to prison, another didn't show up and there's a battle for the top of the state Democratic ticket. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:59:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7316 at http://wuis.org Democrats' Divide Deeper Than Quinn v. Daley Pension Chairman Raoul Possible Democratic Challenger http://wuis.org/post/pension-chairman-raoul-possible-democratic-challenger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Pat Quinn already has one primary challenger, but there's talk he may get more.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A lot of politicians are heading to the capital city this week; it's the State Fair, and a time for annual political meetings and rallies.</p><p>Democratic Sen.&nbsp;Kwame Raoul was driving down from Chicago Tuesday afternoon, in time for his fundraiser last night at a Springfield bar.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:43:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7248 at http://wuis.org Pension Chairman Raoul Possible Democratic Challenger What's The Deal With 'Exploring' Candidates? http://wuis.org/post/whats-deal-exploring-candidates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday's declaration by Bill Daley that he was </span><a href="http://www.wuis.org/post/daley-campaign-file-illinois-board-elections" style="line-height: 1.5;">"officially" running for governor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was one of the least surprising announcements of this political season. You could be forgiven for thinking he was already running in the Democratic primary. But Daley insists that until this week, he was just "exploring" a bid for governor.</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:07:07 +0000 Brian Mackey 6524 at http://wuis.org What's The Deal With 'Exploring' Candidates? Quinn Suddenly Ready To Talk Politics, Disses Daley http://wuis.org/post/quinn-suddenly-ready-talk-politics-disses-daley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, &nbsp;incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, &nbsp;Bill Daley. &nbsp;It'</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s an early indication of the campaign to come.</span></p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5850 at http://wuis.org Quinn Suddenly Ready To Talk Politics, Disses Daley Lisa Madigan Not Running For Governor http://wuis.org/post/lisa-madigan-not-running-governor <p>After months of speculation that Gov. Pat Quinn would face a primary challenge from Lisa Madigan, the Attorney General announced Monday she would not run for governor.</p><p>Madigan says she will seek a fourth term instead of challenging Quinn for the Democratic nomination.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:15:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5793 at http://wuis.org Lisa Madigan Not Running For Governor