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Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune reporter, covering the spectacle that is Illinois state government

Rauner, Quinn squabble over who deserves credit for digital lab

chicagotribune.com — The Illinois governor's race on Thursday turned into bickering over who deserves credit for the creation of a new digital manufacturing lab on Goose Island, as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said it was his "brainchild" that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was trying to co-opt. Quinn joined U.S. Sen.

Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford

chicagotribune.com — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we come from." Stumping on behalf of Gov.

Rauner, Quinn take campaigns to pulpit

chicagotribune.com — Republican challenger Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made their campaign pitches from the pulpit Sunday, visiting African-American churches as they compete for the critical black vote in the close contest.

Jesse White has big lead as he seeks record 5th term

chicagotribune.com — As he seeks a record fifth term, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds a better than 3-to-1 lead over his Republican opponent, according to a Chicago Tribune poll. White, known throughout the state for a Chicago tumbling team that bears his name, had 68 percent to 19 percent for Republican Mike Webster of Willowbrook.

Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters

chicagotribune.com — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner head into the final 10 days of the campaign competing for female voters and stockpiling record amounts of campaign cash as they try to drive turnout. Last week, Rauner put in $6 million more from his own pocket and has now contributed more than $26 million of his fortune into his campaign.

Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring

chicagotribune.com — A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn less than two weeks before Election Day.

Bill Clinton campaigns with Quinn on Southwest Side

chicagotribune.com — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will kick off the final, frenzied two weeks of campaigning before the Nov. 4 election with the help of some political star power on Tuesday. Quinn is scheduled to appear in Chicago with former President Bill Clinton, while Rauner will tour the state, including an afternoon stop in Rockford with New Jersey Gov.

Quinn, Rauner to square off in final debate

chicagotribune.com — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will meet Monday night for their final televised debate before the Nov. 4 election. The matchup begins at 8 p.m. and will be aired live on abc7chicago.com and on tape delay at 10:35 p.m. on ABC-Ch. 7.

Obama to headline early voting rally for Quinn

chicagotribune.com — President Barack Obama on Sunday night is scheduled to launch an all-out effort by Democrats to push voters toward the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday. The rally is set for Chicago State University's Emil and Patricia A.

Gov. Quinn says he's seeking final term

chicagotribune.com — Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention. "I love you, baby! Keep doing what you're doing, baby!"
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Oct 31, 2014

There is absolutely no one at the gym on Halloween night. In other news, 20-year-old Monique would hate 30-year-old Monique. #old #andboring

Oct 31, 2014

Emanuel backs Quinn, governor doesn't return favor fw.to/W9Ry91b

Oct 31, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn refuses to say if he supports Mayor Emanuel's re-election. Says he's focused on his own right now.

Oct 31, 2014

Woman who got a job as Safe Passage worker calls Mayor Rahm Emanuel "Ramses." CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy jokes he's been called worse.

Oct 31, 2014

For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1 fw.to/ytaqPbb by @RayLong

Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Gov. Pat Quinn joins mayor to visit safe passage workers, GOP challenger Bruce Rauner stops at Wheeling cardboard comp.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ILCampaignCash: All in!! $1,450,000.00 from Rauner, Bruce to Citizens for Rauner, Inc. elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclo…

Oct 30, 2014

By @danvock, featuring @BenYount: How Political Donors Are Changing Statehouse News Reporting governing.com/topics/politic…

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