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Tornado recovery efforts focus of new Quinn ad



The latest gubernatorial campaign ad hitting the airwaves on Tuesday praises Gov. Pat Quinn for recovery efforts following a devastating tornado in Washington, Illinois, last year.

A number of security guards are stationed at the entrance of the Aurora FAA Control Center after a fire early this morning at The FAA Control Center in Aurora, IL on Friday, September 26, 2014 | Sean King / For Sun-Times Media

U.S. reps calls for probe into FAA protocols after two fires

The Illinois delegation in Washington is calling for an investigation into the FAA emergency protocols after the alleged actions of a sole employee managed to cause a nationwide flight disruption last week, saying it was the second area fire to disrupt air traffic this year.

Herman Cain will headline a fundraiser for Jim Oberweis on Friday in Hoffman Estates.

Oberweis: Herman Cain and I 'have many things in common'

U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis asked supporters to join him for a fundraiser on Friday with onetime controversial presidential contender Herman Cain, a Republican who dropped out of the 2011 primary amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Gov. Pat Quinn is joined by Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, left, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, at the Women for Quinn coalition on Friday. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Fierce fight over women is on in governor's race

In the latest gubernatorial poll, Gov. Pat Quinn was leading Republican opponent Bruce Rauner by two points when it came to female support. The fact that Rauner is down slightly is no matter to the Rauner organization.

New report: Illinois residents endured 34,600 political ads

Of the estimated $26.4 million spent on TV ads so far in the Illinois governor's race, Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign spent more than half of it, with ads running more than 18,000 times in the state, a new report by the Center for Public Integrity indicates.

Rauner ad blames Quinn for murderers, wife beaters on street

Gone are the friendly ads showing Bruce and Diana Rauner bantering about his bad plaid shirt. The Rauner campaign is airing a new ad that blames Gov. Pat Quinn for putting sex offenders, wife beaters and murderers back on the street. 

Rauner open to softer pot rules; on defense over nursing homes

One week after Bruce Rauner said he wouldn't have signed a bill supporting medical marijuana in Illinois, the Republican gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday said he was "open to the discussion" of decriminalizing small amounts of the substance statewide.

Kathy Myalls (left) voted in the 2012 presidential primary in Illinois. Three months later, she cast a ballot in Wisconsin for its recall election of Scott Walker (pictured right). Walker survived the challenge. | Photo from Myalls' Facebook page

State rep candidate voted in Illinois and Wisconsin

Republican Kathy Myalls is urging voters to elect her to a seat in the Illinois State Legislature. But will she vote for herself? It’s a fair question since records show Myalls has voted in both Illinois and Wisconsin in recent years. In one case, she cast a vote in a primary election in Illinois. Then just three months later, records show she voted in Wisconsin to cast a ballot in the state’s recall election.