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Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Dan Rutherford Mistakenly Sends Birthday Message to Deceased Woman

Dan Rutherford Mistakenly Sends Birthday Message to Deceased Woman

It's time Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford updated the list of recipients for his unsolicited "Happy Birthday" video messages. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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By associated press

Rutherford Fires Three Staffers Following Investigation

Rutherford Fires Three Staffers Following Investigation

Administrators accused of faking records, engaging in "workplace harassment." Read »

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Rutherford Accuser Adds Romney Campaign to Lawsuit

Rutherford Accuser Adds Romney Campaign to Lawsuit

The sex harassment lawsuit be re-filed Thursday morning against State Treasurer Dan Rutherford names the Mitt Romney for President campaign, according to local reports. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Rutherford Accuser Plans to Re-File Harassment Lawsuit

Rutherford Accuser Plans to Re-File Harassment Lawsuit

The sex harassment lawsuit filed against State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been thrown out, but the attorney representing the accuser has until June 12 to re-file the case. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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By Associated Press

Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford

Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford

A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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By The Associated Press

Rutherford Asks for Dismissal of Sex Harassment Lawsuit

Rutherford Asks for Dismissal of Sex Harassment Lawsuit

A hearing on the motion to dismiss, filed Monday, scheduled for Thursday. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Dan Rutherford Concedes GOP Nomination

Minutes after Illinois polls closed Tuesday night, Treasurer Dan Rutherford conceded the GOP nomination for governor. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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By Colleen Connolly

Voting Day: 2014 Illinois Primaries

Illinoisans -- including the candidates running for public office -- hit the... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 5:46 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Live Blog: Primary Election Day in Illinois

Live Blog: Primary Election Day in Illinois

Illinois voters head to the polling places Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates in a number of offices. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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By maryAnn Ahern
      

GOP Candidates Make Final Pitch

Republican candidates running for governor spent the last day before the primary election traveling around Illinois. Read »

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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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