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Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno answers a question at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform luncheon in June. (AP File Photo/Sun-Times Media, Michael Schmidt)

Republican senators question Quinn’s IDOT scandal response

 
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Who's winning the endorsement battle in Illinois?

With the Nov. 4 election right around the corner, political endorsements from newspapers across the state are starting to roll out — and those candidates will begin touting those endorsements in their campaign ads. Here's a roundup of endorsements from newspapers across the state.

Carol Marin checks her debate sheets before the taping of the final Gubernatorial debate between Gov. Patrick Quinn and Comptroller Daniel Hynes at the WTTW Chicago Tonight Studios in 2010. File Photo by Dom Najolia, Chicago Sun-Times

I belong to no candidate. Never have

Reporters are taught to cover the story, not be the story.

The answers Quinn and Rauner won't give you

As the final in a series of debates between Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner played out last week, there were distinct questions both candidates dodged. This might be a good time to bring you the answers they wouldn’t give — and explore why. 

Chad Grimm, Libertarian candidate for governor, interviewed at Sun-Times. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Libertarians line up to challenge Illinois candidates

There’s only candidate in this year’s contentious gubernatorial race who opposes abortion. Chad Grimm, the 33-year-old Libertarian candidate, says it’s his personal belief — not the party stance — and it may just gain him votes from conservative voters.

Under a temporary sale in effect through Dec. 31, the cost of opening an I-Pass account is lowered to $30 from a previous $50 or $60. | Sun-Times Media file photo

Tollway might permanently lower cost to open I-Pass account

Since the sale window opened Oct. 1, the average number of drivers opening new I-Pass accounts has nearly doubled — from an average of 350 a day before the sale to about 650 currently, officials said Thursday.

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. 

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno answers a question at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform luncheon in June. (AP File Photo/Sun-Times Media, Michael Schmidt)

Republican senators question Quinn’s IDOT scandal response

A day after a federal judge was appointed to monitor hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, two state Republican senators raised questions about whether those fired are working in other state positions, and insinuated there may be “corruption” in other state departments.

 
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