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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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By Erin Carlson

Why Bill Daley's New Hedge Fund Gig Surprises No One

Why Bill Daley's New Hedge Fund Gig Surprises No One

After flirting with a run for Illinois governor, Bill Daley -- brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley -- has announced a new gig at the new hedge fund Argentiere Capital. Surprise? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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By Associated Press

Quinn Responds to Daley Dropout

Quinn Responds to Daley Dropout

Governor says he's focused on his day job. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 5:56 AM
Dems Could Seek New Blood For Governor's Race

Dems Could Seek New Blood For Governor's Race

NBC 5 has learned that some Democratic insiders not satisfied with Gov. Pat Quinn are reaching out to others, including former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.... Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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By mary ann ahern
      

Dems Could Seek New Blood For Governor's Race

NBC 5 has learned that some Democratic insiders not satisfied with Gov. Pat Quinn are reaching out to others, including former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Bill Daley Chokes Up While Bowing Out

Bill Daley got a little teary eyed Tuesday as he explained his decision to drop out of the Illinois governor's race. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Opinion: Bill Daley Wastes Our Time for a Lark

Opinion: Bill Daley Wastes Our Time for a Lark

He didn't need to kiss any rings to make a strong showing in the race. That's the old way of doing things, they way his dad and brother did things in Illinois politics. But there is a new era in the Democratic... Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

2014 Illinois Governor Candidates

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has several challengers in 2014, including from within... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Who's Running with Pat Quinn?

Who's Running with Pat Quinn?

It appears it isn’t easy to choose a political partner. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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By Sophia Tareen

Candidates For Governor Can Circulate Petitions for 2014

Candidates For Governor Can Circulate Petitions for 2014

Two Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor's office headed into Tuesday — the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions — with a jump start on announcing their... Read »

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Dillard Too Conservative To Be Electable

Dillard Too Conservative To Be Electable

Kirk Dillard's answers to the "Social Policy" questionnaire show he's an opponent of abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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