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.
Natasha Korecki is the Political Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering politics from the Windy City to the White House. She is the host of the CSTtv political show "Off Message." Korecki is the author of the newly-released book "Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois and Enthralled the Nation." She spent eight years reporting from federal court in Chicago that included covering the trials of Rod Blagojevich and former Gov. George Ryan.
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
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.
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.
A Twitter exchange between Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis grew heated today as the two traded digs on the governor's race.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In only a span of a few days, the two candidates for governor easily, if not accidentally, put their weaknesses on full display.