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Rauner loses gubernatorial race after a single rocky term

Rauner loses gubernatorial race after a single rocky term

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...

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...

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