Abortion, January 6, Donald Trump, Critical Race Theory and whether Joe Biden is rightfully the president of the United States were the basis of questions asked to a field of six Republican candidates for Illinois governor
While all candidates expressed horror at the tragedy, responses from a policy standpoint in the GOP Illinois Governor primary ranged from saying more needs to be done to support police and treat mental health to candidates saying more guns are needed in schools
For those polled who have picked a candidate, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin had the lead at 24.1%, followed by state Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, at 19.8%, Gary Rabine at 7.8%, Jesse Sullivan at 7.3%, Max Solomon at 2.3% and Paul Schimpf at 1.9%
The Illinois Department of Public Health, which is under the jurisdiction of Gov. JB Pritzker’s office, “did not identify and respond to the seriousness” of a COVID-19 outbreak that resulted in 36 resident deaths at the Illinois Veterans Home in La Salle, according to a report re
Fitch Ratings on Thursday raised the state of Illinois’ rating for general obligation bonds two notches, to BBB+, making it the second rating agency to do so in recent weeks and marking the fourth time the state has received a credit upgrade in the last year.
Paul Schimpf says he is the only Republican candidate for Illinois Governor with a conservative legislative record where "I have never voted for a tax increase or introduced legislation that would give the Illinois government new taxing powers"
Gary Rabine, candidate for Illinois Governor, says ethics reforms in Illinois politics "need a full and complete Elected Official disclosure statement that goes beyond the first layer of holdings." Read his full election questionnaire here.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said he will increase funding for police and put more officers on the street if elected Governor, while also permanently cutting some taxes. Read more in his election questionnaire here.