Elections

Restore Illinois
6:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rauner Plans To Close Tax "Loopholes," Change EDGE Credits

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 4:12 pm

  Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has unveiled what he says is phase three of his plans to "Restore Illinois." It's focused on how the state taxes businesses.

In a statement — he released the plan via social media, rather than at a live event — Rauner says he wants to close "special interest loopholes."

Like a tax break for buying a racehorse.

And, in a risky move as he seeks to win newspaper editorial boards' endorsements, he wants Illinois to begin taxing newsprint.

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Illinois Governor's Race
7:02 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Libertarians: Strive To Beat "Ballot-Blocking" To Get On Ballot

The Libertarian's slate of statewide candidates for the 2014 election; Chad Grimm, the candidate for governor, is to the immediate left of the podium, while Political Director Lex Green is speaking.

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 4:12 pm

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is running a candidate for Governor, and all of the other statewide races. But the race could be over before it begins.

Chad Grimm, a 33-year-old health club manager from Peoria, and the Libertarian party's nominee for Illinois governor, has some unconventional political views; he believes Illinois should completely do away with a state income tax, and that there should be no -- as in zero - regulations on guns: Not the type, not where they're allowed, not who can have one.

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Minimum Wage Hike
8:57 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Quinn Fundraising Appeal Tied To Bill Signing

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters in this file photo.

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 8:43 am

Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to $10 an hour. Gov. Pat Quinn approved the ballot question Sunday, and wasted no time campaigning on the issue.

The question is just advisory — lawmakers don’t have to heed the people’s advice — but supporters of the increase say they hope it’ll pressure reluctant legislators to go along.

Critics say this is a ploy to get more Democrats to the polls — since turnout tends to be lower in non-presidential election years.

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June 3, 2014
10:49 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Election Results : Iowa Primary

The results are in for the 2014 primary election in Iowa.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Don Hunold: Somebody New, Somebody Different

Don Hunold (D-rural Donnellson) is seeking the District 3 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Don Hunold said he would bring common sense and a fresh perspective to the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Ernie Schiller: Still Has Work To Do

Lee County Board Chairman Ernie Schiller
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Ernie Schiller said he is seeking a third term on the Lee County Board of Supervisors because he believes he still has plenty of work to do.

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Lee County : Treasurer
9:37 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Chris Spann : Return Services to Keokuk

Chris Spann is running for Lee County Treasurer

Chris Spann says she is running for Lee County Treasurer to restore the services of the office in Keokuk.

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Lee County : Treasurer
8:00 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Becky Gaylord : Easier to Manage One Location

Becky Gaylord is running for Lee County Treasurer
Credit Courtesy

Becky Gaylord says she is ready to assume a leadership role in Lee County government.

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Lee County Board : District 2
7:56 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Chris Greenwald: New View Needed

Chris Greenwald (D-Fort Madison)

Chris Greenwald says he is confident that he is the type of change that Lee County government needs right now.

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Lee County Board : District 2
7:52 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Rick Larkin: Experience Needed Now

Supervisor Rick Larkin (D-Fort Madison)

Incumbent Rick Larkin says this is not the time to shake things up on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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