Rauner unleashes ‘Quinnocchio’ on Gov. Quinn

Rauner campaign spokesman Mike Schrimpf announced “Quinnocchio” in a press release Thursday: “Pat Quinn’s alter-ego, Quinnocchio, is making his first appearance today alongside the governor at his noon campaign stop at Linné Elementary School to remind him of his broken promises.” Read more at Chicago Sun-Times…

Brady releases internal poll showing him in second place, 8 points behind Rauner

SPRINGFIELD-State Sen. Bill Brady released his own internal polling in the Republican governor’s race Wednesday, showing that he is solidly in second place behind private equity investor Bruce Rauner. The spread by Brady pollster McKeon & Associates had Rauner ahead of the Bloomington Republican by a 32 percent to 24 percent margin – and narrowing, […]

Former employee alleges Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed him

A former high-ranking employee for Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford dropped bombshell allegations in federal court Monday — charging that Rutherford sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations. The employee, Ed Michalowski, charged that Rutherford has made unwanted sexual advances against him, starting in 2011. In one instance, Michalowski […]

Rutherford Explodes at Daily Herald GOP Candidate Forum

I’m the only person in this race that doesn’t take a dime from unions. It’s a big deal.” Rauner then turned to state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, who had blasted Rauner for clouting his daughter into a school earlier this week and needled Rauner for not appearing at other candidate forums. “Kirk you’ve taken hundreds […]

3 GOP gov candidates team up to stop Bruce Rauner from winning party endorsement

Sneed hears GOP gubernatorial hopefuls State Sen. Kirk Dillard, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and State Sen. Bill Brady were busy campaigning this week. But not for themselves. All three Republican candidates were involved in a one-act play with one major objective: stopping gazillionaire Bruce Rauner from winning the Cook County Republican Party primary endorsement. ◆ […]

Bruce Rauner among investors in new Republican House PAC

A new PAC aimed at shedding the Republicans’ “superminority” status in the Illinois House emerged this week. The new Reform PAC filed papers of organization on Monday. So far, it’s already raised more than $100,000 said State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills). Among the donors? Bruce Rauner, Jack Roeser and Richard Uihlein — all wealthy, […]

Chicago neighborhoods often tough to map

Figuring out which Chicago neighborhood you live in isn’t as simple as it sounds. Maps and opinions differ, but there are ways to pin down your location, including an interactive map from the Sun-Times.

$110,000 man: Madigan crony was collecting city pension when he sought Metra raise

Nearly $110,000 a year wasn’t enough for Patrick Ward — the Mike Madigan campaign worker at the center of Metra’s patronage scandal. When Ward complained to the powerful state House speaker last year that he wanted a raise on top of his annual Metra salary of $57,000, Ward was already drawing at least $52,700 a […]

Cook County sheriff’s team taking guns if FOID card is revoked

More than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked FOID cards to the state. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said many of th…