Dan Rutherford http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In Illinois, A Governor's Luck Gets Tested Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-governors-luck-gets-tested-again The numbers look bad for Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.<p>Illinois has remained in lousy shape throughout Quinn's five years in office.<p>The state's jobless rate is the <a href="http://illinoispolicy.org/illinois-has-the-highest-jobless-rate-in-the-midwest/">worst in the Midwest</a> and among the highest in the country. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:07:13 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 34468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Illinois, A Governor's Luck Gets Tested Again Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Ill. Gov. Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rutherford-announces-candidacy-ill-gov-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of those running for governor in 2014 have already expressed their interest in the job. Only a few&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">have&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">made it official. Congressman Aaron </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schock</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is not running for governor. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is.</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:18:16 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Ill. Gov. Race Illinois seeks owners of forgotten war medals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-seeks-owners-forgotten-war-medals <p>Illinois officials hope to return nearly 200 forgotten war medals and other military artifacts to their rightful owners.</p><p>Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced the project - called <a href="http://www.treasurer.il.gov/programs/operation-reunite/operation-reunite.aspx">Operation Reunite</a> - on Friday, Veterans Day.</p><p>Former Illinois State Rep. Ron Stephens, a Highland Republican and a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, is the project&#39;s honorary chairman.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:45:24 +0000 The Associated Press 2455 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois seeks owners of forgotten war medals Illinois legislators propose combining state Comptroller, Treasurer offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-legislators-propose-combining-state-comptroller-treasurer-offices <p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/comptroller/illinois-senate-committee-debate-combining-comptroller-treasurer-offices">Reporting from WBEZ's Tony Arnold</a> used in this story.</em></p><p>Illinois legislators are preparing to debate a plan that would combine two elected offices into one.</p><p>The proposal would change the <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conmain.htm">state Constitution</a>, combining the Treasurer's office and the Comptroller's office. Both deal with the finances of Illinois, the treasurer with investments and the comptroller is in charge of dispersing the state's money.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:33:44 +0000 WBEZ & Kelsey Proud 530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois legislators propose combining state Comptroller, Treasurer offices