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Basilios "Bill" Mataragas said all the gubernatorial politics around this year's Greek Independence parade left him sleepless.

Greek parade organizer: Rauner, Quinn lineup left him sleepless

Bruce Rauner has said he was so angry about an attempt to drive him out of the Greek International Parade last March, that he said he came close to "punching" somebody. Parade organizer Basilios Dimitrios Mataragas said he didn't know of an attempt to kick Rauner out — but Mataragas said he was left sleepless by all the political jockeying in the days before the parade.

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney will swing through Chicago on Thursday as part of a Ryan book tour. | AP files

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney back together — for book tour

Onetime Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan have taken their show back on the road — except this time, it's a book tour.

Bruce Rauner at a luncheon at the Union League Club in Chicago after the March Primary. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times

WATCH: Rauner says he was close to 'punching someone' in race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner revealed to a small group in a private meeting that the closest he was to "punching someone" in the governor's race came after a dust-up before last Spring's Greek parade with Gov. Quinn's camp. Quinn's campaign says it doesn't know what Rauner is talking about.

The governor's mansion in Springfield, where GOP candidate Bruce Rauner has vowed to live if he is elected in November. | AP file

Why it matters where our governor lives

SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner made it known loudly and clearly last week that if elected, he planned to move into the governor’s mansion in Springfield. He’s going to fix the roof, he says, and “pump out the basement.” The issue comes up every four years, but how significant is it? How much does it matter where the governor of Illinois lives?

Trade union IBEW 134 is backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel because the mayor is building. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Division of labor: CTU wants Rahm out, but trade unions back him

There’s no question where the Chicago Teachers Union as well as a coalition of community groups stand when it comes to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They’re out for his head after he closed 50 schools. But so far in Emanuel’s re-election efforts, organized labor is showing it isn’t rigid in its support — or opposition — to the mayor.

Aaron Schock says he and Bruce Rauner have put their differences behind them.

Aaron Schock: Rauner and I put differences behind us

SPRINGFIELD — Wearing a Bruce Rauner T-shirt and a pair of Prada shoes, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walked onto the State Fairgrounds putting the political divisiveness between himself and the gubernatorial candidate behind him.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner arrives on his Harley at the Illinois State Fair for Republican Day Wednesday . | Jessica Koscielniak / Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner won't commit to releasing full tax documents

SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner remained defiant in insisting he's released enough on his taxes and wouldn't commit to making public his full tax schedules for inspection before the Nov. 4 election. 

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner arrives at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield during Republican Day Wednesday. | Jessica Koscielniak / Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner: 'We’re going to restore a two-party system in Illinois'

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois GOP members spent Thursday’s Republican Day at the State Fair predicting an unprecedented comeback, with candidates up and down the ballot talking of a momentum and an organization not seen in their party for more than a decade.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White acknowledges applauses from supporters during the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association's annual State Fair Governor's Day Brunch on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Jesse White concerned Rauner trying to 'buy' black votes

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Wednesday said he was concerned Bruce Rauner is trying to "buy" votes in the African-American community.

See, who says opposing sides can't get along? Rauner and Quinn dueling mascots at the Illinois State Fair.

Baron von Moneybags meets Quinnocchio

SPRINGFIELD — What happens when opposing campaign mascots run into one another at the Illinois State Fair? They put their arms around each other and sing, of course.