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Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner urges supporters to take advantage of early voting during a campaign event at The Savory House on Tuesday. (AP File Photo/Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)

Rauner plows another $3 million into campaign; Nears record

In two days, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner plowed another $3 million of his personal fortune into his candidacy for governor, bringing the venture capitalist's total investment in his own campaign to more than $23 million. 

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel watch as President Barack Obama gives his speech in Cahn Auditorium at Northwestern University earlier this month. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Rahm finally puts money where his mouth is for Quinn

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally put some juice behind his insisted endorsement of Gov. Pat Quinn, giving the Quinn campaign $175,000 in recent days, according to a new campaign finance filing.

American feminist, journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem participates in a panel discussion during the White House Summit On Working Families last June. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem to give Gov. Quinn boost Friday

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem lands in Chicago on Friday in an effort to energize the female vote for Gov. Pat Quinn, a source tells Early & Often.

In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

President Obama salutes Washington Post legend Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee's hallmark contribution to journalism was guiding the story that led to the only presidential resignation in U.S. history. 

Former President Bill Clinton appears with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (left) and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as they address workers, labor leaders and business leaders at Wheatland Tube Co. on Tuesday in Chicago. | M. Spencer Green/AP

Bill Clinton stumps for Quinn; tells workers to look to future

It's just another day of a steady stream of star-studded pols strutting through town to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election. And Tuesday means former President Bill Clinton. For Bruce Rauner, it means Chris Christie in Rockford. 

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's self-funding tops $20 million. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Bruce Rauner self-funding tops $20 million mark

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has donated another $1.5 million into his own campaign fund, putting him over the $20 million mark in his quest to become the state's next governor. 

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner meet Monday night in Chicago for a third and likely final debate before the Nov. 4 election. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Quinn, Rauner square off in last debate before election

The final televised debate between fierce opponents Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner pitted an everyman who would fight for the little people versus a businessman who would drive results. Or at least that’s how the two contenders for governor cast themselves during an ABC/7-Univision-League of Women Voters debate on Monday night.

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up sign to (l-r) Steve Hu, Ching Yu, and Xue Hu outside Lao You Ju restaurant at 2002 S. Wentworth in Chicago on Thursday. | Al Podgorski / Chicago Sun-Times

On the campaign trail: Quinn, Rauner ramp up ground game

Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign has centered on an everyman, outsider image. GOP nominee Bruce Rauner focuses on his business acumen and blames Quinn for a state in economic turmoil.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner hosts a Latino Roundtable at La Catedral Cafe, 2500 S. Christiana Ave. Wednesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Rauner: Settled part of CEO’s lawsuit because ‘we’re nice folks’

Republican Bruce Rauner on Thursday defended his role in a case brought against him by a former CEO that’s been the subject of a TV attack ad, saying his firm settled part of the case “because we’re nice folks.”