2014 Governor Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: U.S. Rep. Shimkus On Ukraine's Future and GOP Primary For Illinois Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-us-rep-shimkus-ukraines-future-and-gop-primary-illinois-governor <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:23:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 34491 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: U.S. Rep. Shimkus On Ukraine's Future and GOP Primary For Illinois Governor Quinn Says Illinois Is 'Making A Comeback,' Republicans Say Not Fast Enough http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-says-illinois-making-comeback-republicans-say-not-fast-enough <p>A hike in the minimum wage, sending more children to preschool and more grants for low-income college students are all part of the agenda Governor Pat Quinn laid out Wednesday in his State of the State address.</p><p>Five years to the day after he first became governor, Pat Quinn tried to make the case that Illinois is "making a comeback." It's also the anniversary of when lawmakers removed his predecessor from office. Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now serving a federal prison sentence for corruption.</p><p>Quinn says he's helped restore integrity to state government.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:54:25 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press & Amanda Vinicky 33347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn Says Illinois Is 'Making A Comeback,' Republicans Say Not Fast Enough 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