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  • GOP senator: Fund Obama library with tax refunds

    Republicans opposed to using $100 million in taxpayer money to build Barack Obama's presidential library pitched an alternative funding method Thursday, saying they support luring the library to Chicago but not forcing taxpayers to foot the bill.


  • Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, leave a campaign stop at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Moline, Ill. Rauner faces state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/The Dispatch, Todd Mizener)

    Illinois voters picking GOP governor nominee

    Sensing a real chance to put one of their own back in the governor's office, Republican primary voters picked candidates Tuesday who they hoped would put the state's finances in order, take on labor unions and chip away at Democratic dominance of the state.


  • Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, leave a campaign stop at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Moline, Ill. Rauner faces state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/The Dispatch, Todd Mizener)

    Governor candidates gear up for Illinois primary

    The contenders for Illinois governor crisscrossed the state Monday on the final day of campaigning before the primary elections, with a wealthy venture capitalist trying to fend off three longtime Republican lawmakers to advance to a likely fall matchup with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.


  • Ill. candidates make final push before primary

    From St. Patrick's Day parades to statewide tours by plane, the candidates running for Illinois governor made their final appeals to voters ahead of this week's primary election.


  • Republican gubernatorial primary candidates from left, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, state Sen. Kirk Dillard and businessman Bruce Rauner prepare for their last televised debate before next week's primary, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    GOP hopefuls for governor less fiery in debate

    The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party's nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate - an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.


  • GOP gov candidates cite proudest accomplishments

    For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it's an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it's how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state's landmark state pension overhaul.


  • Dillard defends union backing in GOP gov's debate

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard is defending union endorsements he's received in the Republican gubernatorial race.


  • Illinois Republican primary gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, standing center, waits before the start of a debate with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, right, State Sen. Bill Brady, second from right and State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    GOP Ill. governor candidates debate unions' role

    A major union's endorsement became a central focus of a debate between the Republican candidates for Illinois governor on Wednesday, prompting questions about the contenders' GOP credentials, accusations of "selling out" taxpayers and pointed exchanges over the role of organized labor in the state's politics.


  • GOP gov candidates argue over pension reform

    The Republican candidates for Illinois governor are arguing about pension reform and the state's finances in the second-to-last debate ahead of the March 18 primary.


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