Kirk Dillard 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 Quincy's Tracy Picked As Dillard's Ill. Gubernatorial Running Mate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quincys-tracy-picked-dillards-ill-gubernatorial-running-mate <p><em>Reporting from Tri-States Public Radio's Jason Parrott.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Kirk Dillard has selected a west-central Illinois lawmaker to join him on the ballot in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gops-dillard-officially-enters-ill-governors-race">his bid to be the state’s next Governor</a>.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:56:03 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 29604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quincy's Tracy Picked As Dillard's Ill. Gubernatorial Running Mate GOP's Dillard Officially Enters Ill. Governor's Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gops-dillard-officially-enters-ill-governors-race <p>Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard has launched his 2014 campaign for governor outside his childhood home in Chicago.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dillard lost the 2010 GOP primary to state Sen. Bill Brady. Dillard says he's learned lessons since then.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He's billing himself as a good candidate because he's a suburban Chicago politician with downstate votes.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:13:57 +0000 The Associated Press 28242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP's Dillard Officially Enters Ill. Governor's Race Dillard Announces Run For Illinois Governor In 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dillard-announces-run-illinois-governor-2014 <p>Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard says he's preparing to make another run for Illinois governor.</p><p>The Hinsdale Republican's name has often been mentioned as a top candidate for the 2014 race. He narrowly lost the 2010 gubernatorial primary to Republican Sen. Bill Brady.</p><p>Dillard tells WIND-AM in Chicago that he's more committed to the race now and that he has a proven track record and statewide recognition from his work with previous Republican governors. He worked as chief of staff to former Gov. Jim Edgar and as legislative director for former Gov. Jim Thompson.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:14:26 +0000 The Associated Press 6228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dillard Announces Run For Illinois Governor In 2014