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The effect of one-party rule

George Will  CHICAGO – Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises and $6.7 billion in unpaid bills. The state is a stark illustration of the

Rauner Parlays Romney-Like Past in Illinois Governor Run

 Private-equity mogul Bruce Rauner jabs his left index finger at the Chicago ballroom crowd after his victory in Illinois’s Republican primary election, vowing things will change in the debt-strapped state if voters choose him as governor in November. “This is about shakin’ up Springfield, rippin’ corruption out by its roots,” shouts Rauner, clenching his fist

Republicans see chance to seize Illinois governor’s seat

 Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for president in every election since 1992 and for governor since 2002. But this year Republicans, finding a weak incumbent in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, see an opening. The Republican front-runner ahead of the March 18 primary, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, has emerged as