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CHICAGO - When superrich Republican Bruce Rauner decided to run for governor of Illinois, it was clear this wouldn't be the kind of race the state was accustomed to. Rauner, who made his fortune as a venture capitalist, was new to campaigning and bragged of being beholden to no one. He came out swinging at entrenched special interests and "government union bosses" with an intensity not seen before.
CHICAGO - From running an alpaca farm to working at Chicago law firms, Illinois' six lieutenant governor candidates cover a wide spectrum of political and life experiences - differences in the spotlight more than ever before.
CHICAGO - While a federal lawsuit against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicized salacious sexual harassment allegations, government watchdog groups say the lawsuit's claims of political corruption are just as worrisome as the Republican campaigns for governor.
CHICAGO - A longtime fundraiser for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was a figure in scandals that landed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich behind bars was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for health care fraud.