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Rauner loses gubernatorial race after a single rocky term

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters after losing his re-election bid to Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker on Nov. 6, 2018.

Carina Smith, News Editor

November 12, 2018

After an expensive and widespread campaign season, incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he was conceding to Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker, effectively ending his time in office. At his watch party held at the Drake Hotel on Nov. 6, Rauner announced he was dropping out of the Illinois gubernatorial...

Pritzker wins battle of the bank accounts in Illinois

Pritzker wins battle of the bank accounts in Illinois

Rosbelis Quinonez and Ryan Witry, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

Democrat J.B. Pritzker rode a green wave of record-breaking spending as he seized the Illinois governor’s office from Republican incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner in a midterm election that generated unusually high turnout. Pritzker, the billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, won easily after pour...

Illinois’ price for power

Illinois' price for power

Adam Webb, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018

When I was growing up in New Lenox, Illinois, I lived down the street from our mayor. In the scope of the national political machine, being the mayor of the village of New Lenox could be considered insignificant. But to a four-year-old boy, it was like having the president as a neighbor. I wanted noth...

Illinois races to watch during the 2018 midterms

November 5, 2018

Illinois 5th District Photo Courtesy of Twitter (D) Mike Quigley (incumbent) v. (R) Tom Hanson Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District, home to DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, won’t have much of a contest to observe this Tuesday. Incumbent Congressman Mike Quigley is a heavy favorite to keep his seat ...

In first debate, titans clash, backmarkers make their case

In first debate, titans clash, backmarkers make their case

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

All four candidates vying to be the next governor of Illinois hit the stage Thursday night to field questions from DePaul journalism professor and Chicago broadcaster Carol Marin in what quickly became a vicious debate between front-running Democrat JB Pritzker and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. In...

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

ov. Bruce Rauner delivered the annual budget address on Wednesday. Facing reelection, he proposed that the state no longer cover teacher pensions, instead shifting the burden to school districts.
(Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy, poses for a portrait in his office Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Chicago. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says he will run for Illinois governor in 2018. His bid brings the instant name recognition of his family's political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

The U.S. Capitol Building a day before inauguration festivities commence. (Brenden Moore/The DePaulia)

Associated Press

January 19, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend. While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going,...

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. Rauner sent two clear signals when he dumped $50 million into his campaign fund: The 2018 race for Illinois governor will be a rough one, and the contest starts now. What's still unknown is which Democrats will try to unseat the multimillionaire former businessman. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Brenden Moore

December 30, 2016

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given it’s the dull week between Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look at some possible ...

Storylines to look out for on Election Day

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)

Brenden Moore

November 7, 2016

After a seemingly endless campaign season both in Illinois and around the country, ballots will be counted and winners declared tomorrow night. Here are a few observations/storylines to look out for on Election Day: Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win the presidency, but Donald Trump is st...

Mendoza makes case in comptroller’s race

City Clerk Susana Mendoza, a candidate for Illinois Comptroller, campaigns in Rogers Park. (Brenden Moore/The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

September 19, 2016

The wearied late-August sun beat down relentlessly and unimpeded, almost like a last gasp of summer before the dog days turn into school days. Despite a pristine scene along the nation’s Third Coast in Rogers Park, a lake breeze is unnoticeable. Read More »...

MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez

July 11, 2016

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award Program (MAP) grant was also facing an uncertain future. Decided by Gov. Rauner, the MAP grant was unfu...

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