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  • 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.


  • After FEMA denial, Ill. turns to state tornado aid

    After the denial of federal disaster assistance, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the state will be making $45 million available to help local governments recover from November's deadly tornadoes.


  • FEMA denies Illinois appeal on storm damage help

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday said he was disappointed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Illinois' appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments impacted by the Nov. 17 tornado outbreak.


  • Republican wants Chicago violence program review

    A Republican legislative leader wants a federal review of a Chicago anti-violence program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn.


  • GOP candidates hoping to boost early voting

    With early voting starting Monday, the four Republican candidates for Illinois governor were campaigning throughout the state Saturday, encouraging their supporters to cast a ballot before the March 18 primary.


  • RV to tour state to promote Get Covered Illinois

    With a six-month enrollment period ending at the end of March, the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace has planned a month of promotional activities and Gov. Pat Quinn has issued a proclamation to support the push to sign up the uninsured.


  • Search on for new director of Illinois DCFS agency

    An official in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration says a national search is underway to find the next head of the Department of Children and Family Services.


  • Illinois DCFS Director Arthur Bishop resigns

    The chief of Illinois' child welfare agency resigned on Wednesday, less than two weeks after reports surfaced about his criminal history.


  • Audit: Anti-violence program rife with problems

    A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that state auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, a report released Tuesday said, prompting Republican lawmakers to call for a criminal investigation.


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