Pat Quinn

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.

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.

Illinois Public Broadcasting

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.

Jason Parrott

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says people should be happy that the state is investing $1.5 million in Quincy University.

An outsider to Illinois politics could be forgiven for thinking Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are running for the position of job creator in chief.

  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.

WIU Opens Second New Building in QC

Sep 4, 2014
Herb Trix

The Western Illinois University campus in the Quad Cities is now officially 95,000 square feet larger than it was at the start of the week.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Galesburg Wednesday to drum up support for raising the state's minimum wage.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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.

  Environmental activists hoping to curb hydraulic fracturing in Illinois crashed a breakfast held for Democratic party organizers in Springfield Wednesday. They want to stop natural gas extraction in the state before it starts.


"Drought! Pollution! Earthquake! Fracking is a big mistake!"

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