Kirk Dillard

Illinois Legislature
10:36 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Reducing the Number of State Laws Not So Simple

The name “lawmaker” implies someone who helps pass laws.  But some who serve in the role are critical of that part of the job description.

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Election 2014
1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

GOP Race For Governor a “Blood Sport"

The four men seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor held their final scheduled downstate debate Tuesday night, February 18, in Springfield.

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Election 2014
10:41 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Candidates Pitch 'Electability' At GOP Debate

The 2014 Republican candidates for governor are, from left: state Senator Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner, and state Senator Kirk Dillard.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasters

The four men competing for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor met in Peoria Thursday night for a live debate broadcast on public radio and television stations across the state.

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No Release from Rep. Tracy
3:47 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Sen. Dillard Releases Tax Information

State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale)
Credit Illinois Public Media

State Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale is the latest Republican candidate for Illinois Governor to make his tax returns public.

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Running Mate for Sen. Kirk Dillard
11:01 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Rep. Jil Tracy to Run for IL Lt. Governor

Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) addresses the crowd after announcing her candidacy for Lt. Governor in Illinois

A lawmaker from west-central Illinois is ready to make a run for statewide office.

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Illinois Politics
6:13 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Madigan Won’t Run for Governor

Lisa Madigan
Credit knox.edu

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Bill Knight – December 13
12:14 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Congressman Aaron Schock and Political Centrism

Bill Knight

Congressman Aaron Schock shouldn’t have it both ways. The two-term Republican from Illinois’ 18th District has been mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for governor in 2014, and after last month’s election losses, the 31 year old has been quoted as saying his party should move toward the middle of the road.

Although Schock was easily re-elected, his opponent was neither well-funded nor strong, and within Schock’s district, 8 of 10 counties between Peoria and the Quad Cities voted for President Obama.

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One Election Ends, Another Begins
5:50 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Dillard Talking About Another Bid for Governor

Kirk Dillard at a stop in Macomb during his last campaign for governor
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois state Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) said he's considering another run for governor.

Dillard’s name has often been mentioned as a top candidate for the 20-14 race. He narrowly lost the 2010 gubernatorial primary to fellow Republican Senator Bill Brady, who went on to lose to Democratic Governor Pat Quinn.

“Illinois has gotten a lot worse since the last gubernatorial primary when I ran, and I don’t want to be part of a generation that takes a great state like Illinois, and leaves it mediocre or worse," Dillard said.  

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