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GOP gubernatorial nominee unveiled his ethics proposals Wednesday. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Rauner unveils ethics reform proposals

Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, pictured on the right in this 2010 photo, donated another $1 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, state campaign records showed Friday. That brings the total that Griffin has given to Rauner to $4.58 million. | Bloomberg/Jonathan Alcorn

Hedge fund manager pumps another $1 million into Rauner campaign

SPRINGFIELD-One of Illinois' wealthiest residents has invested another $1 million into the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner.

Illinois jobless rate continues 6-month decline

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, a Democrat, is endorsing state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, in his bid for state treasurer. Weisner calls Cross, who is running against state Sen. Michael Frerichs, D-Champaign, a "down-to-earth individual." Frerichs' camp, meanwhile, questioned whether the endorsement had to do with Cross' law firm representing the city of Aurora. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Aurora mayor, a Democrat, endorses Cross' GOP bid for treasurer

SPRINGFIELD — The former top House Republican, state Rep. Tom Cross, has picked up a key Fox Valley endorsement from the other side of the partisan divide in his bid for state treasurer.

Chad Grimm, Libertarian candidate for governor of Illinois. | Via Facebook

Judge: Libertarian gubernatorial candidate can be on ballot

SPRINGFIELD — A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is in Chicago today for a Bruce Rauner fundraiser. | AP file photo

Jeb Bush hits Chicago to stump for Rauner

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is headlining a Thursday luncheon fundraiser for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner who's trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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