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November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

GOP mailed it in and veteran Democrats fell

She said 11 glossy postcards, mailed by the House Republican Campaign Committee, attacked her record during in the final week of the campaign. "In one piece, I was compared to (imprisoned former Illinois governor) Rod Blagojevich, for God's sakes.

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Pat Quinn concedes Illinois Governor's race to Bruce Rauner

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speaks to supporters after Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner elected as Illinois governor over incumbent Pat Quinn in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn talks to ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Quinn concedes Illinois governorship to Rauner

He was locked into one of the nation's most competitive and expensive governor's races with the Winnetka venture capitalist. Quinn first became Illinois governor in 2009 in the wake of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption scandal. He narrowly won in ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Bernard Schoenburg: Illinoisans have had enough of Quinn

ROD BLAGOJEVICH, but Blagojevich's impeachment and ouster in 2009 put Quinn in the top job. By this election cycle, and despite some good economic news in recent months, a dragging economy and a series of ethical lapses and corruption investigations ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Bruce Rauner's Victory: A Break From the Recent Past in Illinois?

Rod Blagojevich, another career politician, grew up in the world of old-style Chicago Democratic politics. His father-in-law, the wheeler-dealer alderman Dick Mell, sponsored him as a candidate for the Illinois legislature, the US Congress, and the ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

BREAKING: Gov. Quinn Concedes Election

He was the Lieutenant Governor under Rod Blagojevich. But, after Blagojevich's impeachment, Quinn assumed the office in 2009. In 2010, Quinn faced Bill Brady (R) in the November election to keep the Governor's seat. He won in one of the tightest races ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Lakeview-area residents vote: CTA hasn't 'sufficiently justified' Belmont flyover

In May, the CTA held open houses to solicit rider and resident comments on the flyover proposal. CTA president Forrest Claypool said Tuesday at an unrelated meeting with the Chicago Tribune editorial board that the agency will hold public meetings on ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Emanuel met with reporters at City Hall ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

'Malicious' Campaign Robocalls Lead Rahm, Council to Call for Hearings

CITY HALL — The mayor and the City Council Wednesday called for hearings into the "malicious robocalls" to election judges over the weekend that disrupted voting on Tuesday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke (14th) sponsored and passed a ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Emanuel demands City Council hearing into election dirty trick

Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded Wednesday that the City Council hold hearings to determine who was responsible for the weekend robocalls that scared 2,000 Chicago election judges into failing to show up at their assigned polling places. Even after ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Alvarez launches criminal probe into robocalls to election judges

News of the robocall investigation comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded Wednesday that the City Council hold hearings to determine who was responsible for the calls, which scared 2,000 Chicago election judges into failing to show up at their ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

U. of C.'s public policy school gets new building, new direction

The school has been moving in that direction, reflected in its recent five-year appointment of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as a senior fellow. Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and veteran political adviser David Axelrod also have ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Chicago and Rosemarie Andolino to O'Hare Airport noise complainers: Nuts to you

And a large majority of the residents were living there before former Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled his cockamamie plans to expand O'Hare. Notice that the aldermen representing these Chicago neighborhoods were getting the same back of the hand as ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Attorney General says Grant's customers can file claims to recover money

The Joliet-based appliances and electronics retailer is entering into an assignment for the benefit of creditors – similar to bankruptcy – where customers can file a claim to recover money they lost, Illinois Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Maura ...

November 06, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

5 reasons why Quinn lost

Pat Quinn met with the Daily Herald editorial board in September, he was asked why voters should believe he could accomplish his budget plans in 2015, given that he hadn't succeeded this spring. That budget included making the 2011 temporary state ...

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