image
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
New poll: Rauner still way ahead

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

* From a We Ask America tracking poll of 1,262 likely GOP primary voters, with the firm’s Feb. 25th tracker numbers in parentheses…

Bill Brady 12% (13)
Kirk Dillard 14.5% (17)
Bruce Rauner 40% (36)
Dan Rutherford 8% (7.5)
Undecided 26% (27)

* From the pollster

As the results show, Bruce Rauner continues to dominate the others by a wide margin. With only two weeks to go, it will be extraordinarily difficult for any contender to close the gap. Absent a Richter-scale scandal or some kind of proof of certain unions’ claim that they can talk their members into pulling GOP ballots for Dillard (more on that tomorrow), Mr. Rauner’s lead should hold.

We believe that the Fat Lady is clearing her voice.

* Trendlines since last May

- Posted by Rich Miller        


45 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:26 am:

    Still got to finish.

    I totally believe the numbers. Absolutely. If Rauner can’t be impactful by voting his “support”, it makes Rauner’s chances … weaker… but not fatal.

    The negatives will carry over for Rauner, and Rauner will not be at 10% or even 20% negatives against Quinn. This might be the “best” Rauner will look to the electorate the rest of the campaign season.

    Rutherford - you are losing more “Goodwill” by staying in the race. That is real. You drop out and “…the bad guys win”. Dan, staying in, they are winning already, you are just ensuring the result. You are not a factor, you are the distraction, you are the lever and wedge making Rauner more and more likely the nominee.


  2. - G'Kar - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:29 am:

    Was mid-November when Rauner started his media saturation?


  3. - Generation X - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:29 am:

    Using these results with the turnout in the 2010 primary, Dillard would need roughly 260,000 cross over votes


  4. - DuPage Moderate - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:35 am:

    It’s over…Rauner by a landslide.

    He will beat Quinn as well.


  5. - Mittuns - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:36 am:

    Is there a source for last night’s debate?


  6. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:36 am:

    Air superiority.

    You get what you deserve. In 2006, nearly half of Illinois voters, 1.7 million of them, voted for Blago for a second term, despite the fact that he was obviously a lazy, incompetent, dirty crook.

    But he owned the airwaves, thanks to the big money boys. And that’s all that mattered.


  7. - Big Muddy - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:41 am:

    Wonder if the crossover voters, whatever the number, help Cross, Sullivan and Sandack?


  8. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:42 am:

    Oh please.
    Read the thing!

    It is over. Stop the fantasies. The Three Veteran Losers can’t even top Undecided!

    We all know what happens to 10% of Brady’s support on an election day - so it will be:

    Rauner
    Dillard
    Rutherford
    Brady

    The newest candidate takes it. The Illinois GOP decides it is time for a candidate that hasn’t already lost.

    Lets not pretend any other outcome, please. The sooner you accept this - the clearer you will be regarding the General.

    It is the evil Rauner vs. the guy who can’t find $50,000,000 he gave away right before Election Day 2010.


  9. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:44 am:

    Remember - this is Illinois - the Land of Gubernatorial Felons


  10. - Samurai - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:51 am:

    Rutherford. Get out and go scuba diving. Play with a Manatee.


  11. - Under Further Review - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 9:55 am:

    Everything looks favorable for Rauner, but with crossover voting, I wonder. IEA is making calls for Dillard.

    Dan Rutherford may impact the outcome by his refusal to accept the facts that is candidacy is doomed.


  12. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:11 am:

    If the Democrats want one of these guys to win the nomination, then lose to Quinn - they would be crossing over to vote for Brady. He proved he couldn’t beat even the weakest Democrat in the biggest GOP landslide in a generation.

    The other candidates can beat Quinn, who will be spending his campaign time boring us to death.


  13. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:11 am:

    Once again the GOP shoots themselves in the foot. They look like the Dems in the 80s.


  14. - Under Further Review - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    Sometimes candidates who might be described as “damaged goods” or “retreads” wind up being nominated and elected without the voters having a great deal of enthusiasm. Nobody much cares for “rerun candidates,” but Pat Quinn is still on the scene years after his “best if used by” date expired. It is not a pattern restricted to Illinois — check out candidates in Iowa or Minnesota (Branstaad and Dayton) who never seem to go away.


  15. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    If the Fat Lady is not clearing her voice, Bruce will go buy the Opera House.

    Game Over.


  16. - anonymoose - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:28 am:

    Not that it makes any difference, but the geek in me wonders why the 25-34 age group (1) is so decided compared to other age groups and (2) so decided for Rauner? It was similar in the last WAA poll.


  17. - From the 'Dale to HP - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    The Dems aren’t that scared of Rauner. There won’t be much cross over.

    This is pretty much over, Rauner just needs to finish the job. Make sure his poll numbers turn into votes, don’t say anything stupid, and keep Brady/Dillard/Rutherford all in the race.

    I guess Dillard’s “path” to victory is capture what remains of Rutherford’s support, snag a ton of undecided, and hope that Rauner’s support isn’t all that strong and the weather keeps doing what it’s been doing on the 18th to keep them home.


  18. - A guy... - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:46 am:

    Brady folks are sticky Vanilla Man. I predict: Rauner, Brady, Dillard, Rutherford. With the narrowest gap between Brady and Dillard; maybe less than a couple hundred votes.


  19. - Downstater - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:53 am:

    When the fat lady sings, Quinn will be hearing the song of Cha-ching, the sound of $50 million dollars in campaign ads pointing out all of Quinn’s problem.


  20. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 10:59 am:

    The only interesting question at this point is turnout.

    In 2010, in a hot GOP primary, 767,000 votes were cast.

    There were 916,000 votes cast in a hot Dem primary.

    There’s nothing going on this year in the Dem primary. Do all those Dem votes stay home on March 18? How many will pull a GOP ballot?

    No idea. But at this point, it’s the only variable of interest.


  21. - Frosty-The Snowman - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    I have been hearing union rank & file guys saying that they really like Rauner’s political ads. They say that they can’t stomach voting for Quinn again. They said that if Lisa Madigan had run for governor they would have given her their votes and hearts. Rauner is going to be “The Man”. Here is hoping Rauner doesn’t eventually make it into a “Saturday Night Live” skit down the road like our other Illinois governors like Rod and George managed to.


  22. - Under Further Review - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    The IEA, IFT and AFSCME are all trying to redirect normally Democratic primary voters into the Republican primary to stop Rauner.

    Rutherford is out of touch with reality. Dillard is making a late push again, but is it possible for him to pull it out? He is a real long shot, but the only one with a prayer. I do not see Brady posting numbers to equal his 2010 totals.

    Illinois permits nominees and candidates to win with pluralities rather than majorities. I suspect that Rauner may not top 50.1% despite his millions, but a majority is not needed.


  23. - Pensioner - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 11:43 am:

    I, as a Dem, will be pulling a repub ballot and vote for Dillard. Polls don’t show that number.


  24. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 11:50 am:

    ===Polls don’t show that number. ===

    Actually, I did just such a poll for subscribers this week.


  25. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    @Further Review:

    If true, that is foolhardy.

    Better luck convincing Independents to vote in the GOP primary than Democrats.

    Smarter to turn that energy toward convincing Republican public servants to reach out to their family and friends and convince them to support Dillard.


  26. - AnonymousOne - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 12:08 pm:

    I’m not sure I get it. Can someone please explain WHY they’d vote for Rauner. Hopefully for a better reason than they like his ads.


  27. - Under Further Review - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    @Yellow Dog:

    Scratch an “Independent” and you will usually find a Democrat or leans Democrat voter.


  28. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    ===Scratch an “Independent” and you will usually find a Democrat or leans Democrat voter. ===

    Um, no. Where do you think all those voters who stopped self identifying as Republicans went?


  29. - Roadiepig - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    - Under Further Review - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    @Yellow Dog:

    Scratch an “Independent” and you will usually find a Democrat or leans Democrat voter.

    I, for one, once described myself as a republican . I now call myself a independent, and my voting history(if you could see who I have voted for in the past 3-4 generals) would show you that . Contrary to what most of the blowhard am radio talking heads say, being a moderate does not make you stupid. It means you actually study issues and vote on each one on its own merits, not just voting the way a political party tells you to.

    And yes, I will be pulling a Republican ballot this time around. For Dillard, not the Baron. It would have been for Rutherford, but you know…


  30. - Downstate - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    -AnonymousOne at 12:08
    I’ll bite. Our state finances are in a shambles. Quinn and his cronies have increased income taxes without any appreciable difference in our state deficit.
    They’ve refused to reform a workers comp program that is driving new business opportunity from the state.
    Even Quinn’s “feel good” efforts of trying to curb urban violence - ended up being a financial morass in which $50 million of taxpayer money was wasted, and a majority simply unaccounted for.

    Nothing defines Quinn’s leadership as much as his effort to deal with the pension morass. What do most people recognize as his contribution to the process? Squeezie! The Pension Snake.

    After 12 years of Democrats at the helm, I’m ready for something else.


  31. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    ===Quinn and his cronies have increased income taxes without any appreciable difference in our state deficit.===

    Don’t be deliberately stupid.

    You know, or should know, that the state deficit was huge before the tax increase due to one thing: Failure to make the pension payments.

    That’s what the tax hike did. It make the pension payments with a bit of extra cash to help gradually lower the mountain of overdue bills.


  32. - Downstate - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    Rich,
    Poor word smithing on my part. I should have said that the promises of what the tax increase would mean for the state were not delivered.


  33. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 2:28 pm:

    What is going on?

    Indies have left both parties, and Illinois has had mor GOP voters leave its ranks, so do the math. That is why finding a moderate middle, with conservative Dems who became Indies too, and add the moderate Repubs who ID as Indies bake the cake.


  34. - Downstate - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    OW at 2:28
    With all sincerity, I think the polar elements of both parties feel like they have lost ground. As a result they’ve both become more entrenched.
    Liberals feel like the gun control issue has been completely lost.
    Conservatives feel like they’ve lost the battle on family issues.

    I’m only using these issues illustratively.
    But because each side feels like they’ve lost so much already, as a result, the idea of “compromise” is anathema to both sides.

    I don’t know where it ends. Frankly, I wish we could put a hold on dealing with social issues (gun control, abortion, etc.) and focus on fiscal issues solely. I think there are creative ways to tackle problems like the rampant growth of some entitlement programs - while creating economic opportunity.

    Sadly, the pension reform efforts this year are an indication of how hard any type of compromise on any issue will ever be to achieve.


  35. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    === I think the polar elements of both parties feel like they have lost ground.===

    Yes, and that is why Indies are at such a large number than what they were at before. However, I recall the ILGOP shrinking quicker than the ILDems, and it appears that the middle is where the battle is best fought.

    The ILGOP at times seems content, today to be more right and Right, while the Dems would rather herd cats of different stripes, then have one pedigree.


  36. - IL Champ - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    I’m curious to see some numbers of how likely individuals will switch or how hard of a supporter they are for any candidate. Maybe a push poll is in order to see if anyone changes there mind about Rauner if they find out more information about his perceived nursing home scandal.


  37. - Louis Howe - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    Rutherford should consider the effect on his political future by losing big in this race. The only thing dumber than his sexcapade scandal is staying in a primary where he’ll finish last with single digit support. Cut a deal with Dillard and get out!!!


  38. - Mokenavince - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    Undecided looks like the only one who can catch Rauner. Will he or she be a write in?


  39. - JImbo - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 3:53 pm:

    My girlfriend and I will be pulling R ballots, for Dillard. We are most certainly not republicans


  40. - Rod - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    Since some on of this blog are predicting lucky Pat’s demise, I would be interested in how many actual votes Rauner gets in the primary. Since there is no real opposition to Quinn that primary turn out tells us nothing really.

    In the last Republican primary for governor there were 767,485 votes cast, so for Rauner to break even for the core turn out at 40% of the vote he would need get about 306,994 votes in this primary. If interest among the Republican faithful in Rauner is high we should see him get more than 306,000 votes, if not less I would suspect.

    The actual turn out in this Republican primary will tell us a lot about Rauner’s actual ability to draw people to the polls. I am still sticking with lucky Pat.


  41. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 4:14 pm:

    –I am still sticking with lucky Pat.–

    I don’t buy the “Lucky Pat” stuff. He’s a gut-puncher who ain’t afraid to mix it up.

    He beat a very strong candidate in Hynes. He beat Brady in a historic GOP year.

    Lisa and Daley bowed out because they were scared to lose.

    One thing about Quinn, he ain’t afraid to lose. He’s always got a puncher’s chance.


  42. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 7:51 pm:

    ==the Fat Lady is clearing her voice==

    …and standing next to the steps at the floor of the Stage about to head up and mosey over to the Microphone, just waiting for her. And the Audience, too, is in that awkward moment, looking at her/waiting for her to just make that FINAL move up, so that they, too, will rise from their seats for her Performance (or is it heading over TO their seats to LISTEN to her Song)…?

    Either way, unless there’s some totally UNexpected stumble on her part up to that Stage, either way, it works the same, and the final result for this GOP Gathering will BE the same…and, be clear, she will be–in fact–singing one of the “BARON’s” favorite tunes, like, say, oh, maybe “One Little Victory,” by RUSH…?!


  43. - Bobo - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 8:13 pm:

    If the unions want to, they will flip their membership voting overnight. These polls don’t mean squat, in my opinion, and Rauner should be worried.

    Here is my reasoning.

    There is no Democratic Primary to speak of…so no one really cares about that primary.

    The unions are mad at Quinn and would like to have a choice to send the Governor a message.

    If they are willing to spend their money they might as well use their real power which is votes.

    If they do decide to pull the switch, they will do so a couple of days before the 18th to keep Rauner from calling it out. (and yes, I know all about early voting)

    BTW, it would be interesting to see how many GOP primary ballots are being requested in Chicago.


  44. - T.J. - Wednesday, Mar 5, 14 @ 11:15 pm:

    We all know what happens to 10% of Brady’s support on an election day - so it will be:

    That’s true for a general election, but he didn’t win the last primary by losing 10% of his support on Election Day.

    I’ll hand it to Capitol Fax: recent threads have made me feel better about both Quinn and Rauner. I never saw that coming.


  45. - Mason born - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 8:00 am:

    One thing about crossover i think people are missing. Yes there is nothing on the DEM gov race to attract voters. But you have a miriad of small local elections that will be decided. For instance while most of us would overlook a county sheriff race in my county there is no R on the ballot and two dems in the primary. If you think the current Sheriff is a D-bag (he is) then your only chance to get rid of him is the primary. I am actually curious to see what votes Hardiman gets. I know he has no money to speak off. But i know my in-laws are pulling dem ballots to vote out the sheriff (challenger is related) and are going to check the anyone but pat Quinn box.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 - Dan Brady takes himself out *** Uh-oh
* Rauner goes after some Missouri jobs, but no word yet on Indy
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Oswego will discuss Rauner "right to work" proposal tonight
* Krishnamoorthi, Noland make moves toward Duckworth seat
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * OnePlus continues to tease the DR-1 Drone, but let’s not forget that tomorrow is April Fool’s Day
        * Microsoft Surface 3 specs
        * Get a preview of your next device with the Galaxy S6 Experience app
        * Designer exposes unreleased version of TouchWiz
        * New York Times Will Deliver One-Sentence News Stories To Apple Watch
        * Ginger Keyboard debuts in-keyboard games and news headlines
        * Microsoft launches the Surface 3 with full Windows 8.1

        * Gawker Indianapolis Star Fights Lunatic Anti-Gay Bill in Blunt Front-Page Stand | io9 Is A Kilobit 1
        * Make Salad Dressing With the Last Bit of Mayonnaise in a Jar
        * With Primary, Trend of Vertically Integrated E-Commerce Brands Comes to Kids’ Clothes
        * HP Sues Former Autonomy Execs Seeking $5 Billion in Damages
        * The Network Intelligence Movement Will Add Personal Context to the Online World
        * What Are the Best Free Things to Do in San Francisco?
        * Comcast CFO to Step Down and Run $4 Billion Investment Arm for Comcast

        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * Final roster alignment a question of flexibility
        * Noesi recovers from quick stumble; Sox fall
        * Petricka headed to disabled list
        * Rodon's immediate future to be in Minors
        * Podcast: Countdown to Opening Day

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * The Illinois Supreme Court’s Dissent Rate (Part I)..
        * Rauner goes after some Missouri jobs, but no wo.....
        * Cenkos keen on more big deals after British Car.....
        * Oswego will discuss Rauner “right to work” prop.....
        * LaHood stumps in Bloomington, says ag is top issue..
        * Aaron Schock is gone, but will 'Downton Abbey' .....
        * Rauner commission aims to reduce prison population..


        * Ameren to clean century-old contamination at Belleville site
        * Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple
        * Krishnamoorthi says he'll run for Duckworth's US House seat
        * Illinois AG to announce statewide anti-sexual assault effort
        * Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs
        * Chicago man gets 40 years for trying to hire hit man
        * Ex-Carbondale pastor gets 6 years in prison on theft charges
        * Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
        * Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race
        * Bradley University officials report malware computers breach

        * Ex-deputy treasurer to fun for Duckworth's seat
        * Ex-deputy treasurer to run for Duckworth's seat
        * LIHEAP utility assistance fund for Sangamon County is empty
        * LaHood talks transportation issues as he kicks off congressional campaign
        * Duckworth to challenge Kirk for U.S. Senate seat
        * Rauner to push for federal spy agency relocation
        * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
        * Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois
        * Stripped of funding, auto theft task forces shutting down
        * Rauner looks to Kentucky right-to-work zones as labor model

        * AG Madigan: Put brakes on Peoples Gas' pipe program
        * Pay pops for CME's CEO and chairman
        * BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains
        * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
        *


          * 3 children from Illinois among 6 killed in fiery South Carolina crash
          * Mayoral candidates square off for final debate
          * Past and present Schock staff to face prosecutor in spending probe
          * Bali prosecutors seek 15-year prison term for Heather Mack
          * Dense morning fog along Lake Michigan to slow down commuters
          * Northwestern student sexually assaulted in Evanston dorm room
          * 3 hurt, including 1 firefighter, in 2 separate fires
          * Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens big lead on mayoral challenger Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia
          * Man hurt in shooting in Lake Villa
          * 1 dead, 8 wounded in separate shootings on South, West, Northwest sides


          * Unions and Garcia push for $15-an-hour minimum wage
          * The Chicago rabbit: The unofficial face of wildlife is right under your nose
          * Obamacare tax rules trip some immigrants
          * Former Rep. Aaron Schock's staff to face tough prosecutor
          * Behind CPS graduation rates, a system of musical chairs
          * Health care tax rules trip up some immigrants
          * More than 21K early votes cast in Chicago runoff election
          * Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid
          * Legal expert says Illinois 'got it right' when it comes to religious freedom law
          * Legal expert says Illinois 'got it right' regarding its religious freedom law


          * Ex-deputy treasurer to fun for Duckworth's seat
          * Our Opinion: Redpath, Senor, McFarland for Springfield's wards 1, 2 and 4
          * Kathleen Parker: A leap of faith — into thin air
          * LIHEAP utility assistance fund for Sangamon County is empty
          * LaHood talks transportation issues as he kicks off congressional campaign
          * Duckworth to challenge Kirk for U.S. Senate seat
          * Rauner to push for federal spy agency relocation
          * Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones
          * Our Opinion: Rianne Hawkins for Springfield city clerk; Misty Buscher for city treasurer
          * Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois


          * Questions remain about Belleville City Council candidate
          * Carbondale man arrested for having firearm
          * We meet again, Mickey
          * Carbondale consultant is in place: Plan calls for plenty of public input
          * Champaign County Auditor John Farney 3/31/15
          * Sunny weather Tuesday, but strong storms could be coming
          * Man charged with sexually assaulting woman in her 80s, abandoning her in metro-east
          * Disabled man killed in O’Fallon house fire
          * Man killed in O’Fallon house fire
          * Jackson County Courthouse could get historic standing


          * Three groups merge to create mega local hospice organization
          * One person found shot at Lake Villa area bar
          * Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
          * AP Source: Vols agree to hire former Texas coach Rick Barnes
          * Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins

          * Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Revise FEMA ...
          * A Progressive Explores a Run for Congress
          * Congressman Skeptical of Iran Plan
          * Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Revise FEMA ...
          * U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger warns against pen...
          * Dold doubles down on Schock money
          * US Rep. Randy Hultgren joins bipartisan gr...
          * Rep. Kinzinger Hosts Mayors Roundtable
          * Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Revise FEMA ...
          * Illinois Senators Propose Changes in Disas...

          * Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Revise FEMA ......
          * Harry Reid is not looking back...
          * Harry Reid: No regrets...
          * Harry Reid wouldn't 'let the bastards beat......
          * Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill in US......

          * With or Without Iran Deal, Obama Faces Fig......
          * Ex-deputy treasurer to run for Duckworth's......
          * Krishnamoorthi Launches Campaign to Replac......
          * Iran Nuclear Talks Go To The Wire With 50-......
          * Ex-deputy treasurer to fun for Duckworth's......

          * “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
          * Parking, Camera Ticket Debt Soars To $1.5 Billion Under Emanuel
          * IAR advocates for Scott as Chicago alderman
          * REALTORS® can make their votes count on April 7
          * Is Pay-to-Play Still Legal in Chicago?
          * COD Follow-up: Pihos Now on Democrats' Literature for COD election
          * IAR offices closed April 3 for Good Friday
          * Opportunity Race: RPAC urges vote for Chiles
          * The Antlers Of Ireland!
          * The Weekend In Chicago Rock


          * Illinois Mayors to Celebrate National Service - April 7, 2015 Designated as “Mayors Day of Recognition”
          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action
          * Governor Announces Appointments B.R. Lane to lead Illinois Lottery; John Holden to continue leading Dept. of Aging
          * USDA Awards Grant to Illinois' JTED-SNAP Employment & Training Grant - Program helps participants find jobs and promotes business growth
          * Nominating Petitions Available For Illinois Commodity Board Seats




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller