Bruce Rauner

Governor-Elect in Springfield
6:03 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Rauner: Voters were Misled on Sorry State Finances

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spoke with reporters Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 in the Illinois Statehouse.
Credit Brian Mackey

Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner told reporters the state's finances are in terrible shape.

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Lawmakers Wait for Rauner
1:19 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Illinois Won't Extend Higher Income Tax Rate

The Illinois Capitol building

It looks like Illinois lawmakers will allow the temporary higher income tax rate to expire January 1.

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Election 2014
4:58 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Rauner's Win Attributed to Poor Economy

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner defeated Governor Pat Quinn on Nov. 4.
Credit Huffington Post

A phenomenon known as "Retrospective Voting" appears to have been at play when Bruce Rauner was elected governor of Illinois over incumbent Pat Quinn.

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Governor-Elect
11:39 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Rauner Wants Lame Ducks To Lay Off

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner stands before his newly-announced transition team; days after the election he said lawmakers should hold off making major decisions until he takes over.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

Even though the race for Illinois governor is over, Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner continue to be at odds, this time over the minimum wage.

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Election 2014
4:07 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Quinn Concedes

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn during an appearance in Macomb several years ago. On Wednesday in Chicago, he conceded the governor's race to Republican Bruce Rauner.
Credit Rich Egger

Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has conceded to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race.

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Elections 2014
5:50 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Rauner Declares Victory, But Quinn Won't Concede

Bruce Rauner speaks to a gathering of Republicans at the Illinois State Fair in this August 2013 file photo.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 4:38 am

Republican investor Bruce Rauner will be the next governor of Illinois β€” probably. He declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and is up by five percentage points, but the Democrat is refusing to concede.

Rauner made hundreds of millions of dollars as a private equity investor. Lately, though, he’s been investing in himself β€” spending $27 million of his vast fortune on a quest to become governor of Illinois.

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Election 2014
2:23 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Major Illinois Races Neck and Neck

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner debate early this month. Polls indicate a close race.
Credit Illinois Public Radio

Two major races in Illinois are going down to the wire.

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Election 2014
10:03 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Illinois Ballot

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, facing away, confers with supporters of Marsy's Law before a news conference at the AG's Springfield office.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

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Election 2014
1:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Illinois Lt. Gov. Candidate Talks Income Taxes

Evelyn Sanguinetti visited Colchester with Republican State Representatives Norine Hammond and Jil Tracy
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor wants to allow Illinois' temporary income tax increase to sunset.

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Election 2014
9:58 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Politicians On Parade

Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to a child at Pilsen's Mexican Independence Day parade.

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 12:52 am

Children across Illinois had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite soggy weather, both Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade. In an age when campaigns are increasingly high-tech, Amanda Vinicky took to the streets to find out why so many politicians spend so much time pounding the pavement.

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