Deleted tweets spark controversy in Illinois gubernatorial race
April 24th, 2014
08:34 PM ET
3 months ago

Deleted tweets spark controversy in Illinois gubernatorial race

(CNN) - Amid backlash for tweeting out an article with inflammatory language, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign said Thursday it didn't thoroughly read the story before blasting it out to its Twitter followers.

A Twitter account for the Democratic governor's re-election campaign, @QuinnForIL, tweeted out an article last week that compared black voters supporting Quinn's Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, to Jewish people collaborating with the Nazis during World War II against their own people in hopes of being spared the same fate.

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Key races in Illinois' 2014 primary
March 18th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
4 months ago

Key races in Illinois' 2014 primary

(CNN) – Illinois voters head to the polls Tuesday in primary balloting for virtually all statewide offices, including Republican races to see who will face off against the state's Democratic governor, who's considered vulnerable, and against Sen. Dick Durbin, the number two Democrat in the U.S. Senate.

President Barack Obama's home state tilts reliably blue in presidential elections; He won 57% in 2012. But Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's ailing approval rating makes him vulnerable and could open up that seat to Republicans come November.

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First on CNN: Group backing Rick Perry airing TV ad in Illinois
February 21st, 2014
05:43 PM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Group backing Rick Perry airing TV ad in Illinois

Washington (CNN) - An independent group supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running a new television ad in Illinois aimed at luring new business to the Lone Star State.

The 30-second commercial stars Perry, standing before the state capitol building in Austin, looking straight into the camera and highlighting Texas' business-friendly tax and regulatory climate.

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Filed under: Illinois • Rick Perry
Former Dem. Rep. Melvin Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
February 18th, 2014
02:16 PM ET
5 months ago

Former Dem. Rep. Melvin Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

Updated 3:11 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) - Authorities in Zimbabwe on Tuesday said they have arrested former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds, accusing him of violating the country's immigration laws and possessing pornographic material.

"He is still in custody and will go to court as soon as possible - hopefully before Friday. For us he will answer allegations of flouting immigration laws," Francis Mabika, a senior Zimbabwe immigration official, told CNN. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba had referred to Mabika all questions regarding Monday's arrest.

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February 11th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie: Investigations won't 'curtail' agenda

Chicago (CNN) - His administration is facing multiple investigations, but Chris Christie says he's moving forward.

"Time will tell, but I believe that we are focused on the things we need to be focused on," the Republican governor of New Jersey said Tuesday afternoon at a question and answer session at the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Illinois • RGA
GOP gubernatorial candidate will attend Christie event in Chicago
February 11th, 2014
11:27 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP gubernatorial candidate will attend Christie event in Chicago

Updated 3:23 p.m. ET

Chicago (CNN) - Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady will attend Gov. Chris Christie's only public event Tuesday with the Economic Club of Chicago, Brady's campaign manager Dan Egler told CNN.

Brady is one of several Republican candidates running for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this year.
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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Illinois • RGA
Illinois OKs pension cuts in landmark reform
December 4th, 2013
10:19 AM ET
8 months ago

Illinois OKs pension cuts in landmark reform

New York (CNNMoney) – Illinois lawmakers approved a landmark pension reform package Tuesday that would cut retirement benefits for teachers, nurses and other retired and current state workers.

The legislation comes after years of debate on how to fix the state's ailing retirement system - considered the most troubled in the country.

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Illinois becomes 16th state to allow same-sex marriage
November 20th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
8 months ago

Illinois becomes 16th state to allow same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on Wednesday, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Quinn, a Democrat, called the act a "triumph of democracy, a triumph of a government of the people, that we believe in liberty and equality - and we're making sure that's part of our law."
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Filed under: Illinois • Same-sex marriage
Illinois legislature OKs same-sex marriage
November 5th, 2013
07:21 PM ET
9 months ago

Illinois legislature OKs same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Illinois is now poised to become the 15th state to allow same-sex marriage after legislation passed both houses of the state's General Assembly on Tuesday.

The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it.

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Filed under: Illinois • Same-sex marriage
Bill Daley drops out of race for Illinois governor
September 16th, 2013
10:01 PM ET
10 months ago

Bill Daley drops out of race for Illinois governor

(CNN) – Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor, Daley told the Chicago Tribune on Monday.

According to the Tribune, Daley told them he was ill-prepared for the difficulties of a political bid.
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Filed under: Illinois • William Daley
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