Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 8:22 am
Both of the major party candidates for governor say Illinois should put more money into education. But neither are ready to embrace a controversial plan that would change how state money is distributed to schools.
There's been an uproar in some Chicago suburbs lately, over a proposal that's already passed the Illinois Senate. Under it, many districts there would see cuts in state funding, because they're in wealthier areas.
The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.
Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 6:52 am
They no longer had to do it through campaign commercials. Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner faced one another in a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board Tuesday.
During another swing through western Illinois, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said voters in the region are complaining to him about crumbling infrastructure, deteriorating schools, and high taxes.
Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 8:09 am
The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who had signed the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November ballot.
Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor, tried to put public pressure on the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the term limits case; it didn't work. The Court issued a brief memo on Friday saying simply that it would not hear Rauner's appeal of a lower court ruling that found the question unconstitutional.
Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 11:38 pm
Even though Illinois' general election is months away, a controversial ballot question could be answered by the end of this week. Friday is the deadline for a term limits initiative to make it on the ballot.
Republican's nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner, has made instituting term limits for legislators a central plank of his campaign.
That would require a constitutional amendment. Rauner funded an effort to collected a half million signatures, so that the question could go before voters this fall.