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kennedy targets gun violence in illinois governor campaign


few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than chris kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, sen. robert kennedy and president john f. kennedy, were assassinated.






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'compromise is not surrender' i


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy. "today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'compromise is not surrender' i


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy."today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






chris kennedy to run for illinois governor, says 'comprise is not surrender' in


chicago businessman chris kennedy will join the democratic race for illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later wednesday, said paign aides to the son of the late robert f. kennedy."today i am announcing my run for governor because i love illinois," kennedy said in a...






kennedy’s running mate looks to address ‘senseless’ violence


chicago (ap) — democratic candidate for governor chris kennedy’s newly announced running mate says he wants to address the “senseless violence” that plagues illinois and took his son’s life earlier this summer. kennedy on thursday introduced chicago political activist ra joy as his lieutenant governor candidate in the 2018 campaign. the 44-year-old joy is the […]






businessman chris kennedy to run for illinois governor


democratic businessman chris kennedy said wednesday he will run for illinois governor in 2018, bringing the instant name recognition of his family's political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat republican gov. bruce rauner.






kennedy picks activist as running mate in gubernatorial race


chicago (ap) — christopher kennedy has chosen a man who lost his son to gun violence in chicago as his running mate in a bid to become the democratic candidate for illinois governor. ra joy is executive director of change illinois, a coalition of civic, business and labor groups that has supported such issues as […]






chris kennedy doesn't have j.b. bucks, but he has that magic name


chris kennedy, running for governor of illinois, tells me he won't be pushed out of the democratic party primary race by billionaire j.b. pritzker and the boss democrats."they're running a little bit of a shock and awe campaign, and trying to push me out in the summer so that he doesn't have to...






kennedy enters 2018 illinois governor's race ripping rauner for causing 'economi


democratic businessman chris kennedy entered the illinois governor's race wednesday, ailing republican gov. bruce rauner for "destroying" the state's economy and failing to lead state government out of its financial mess."i think gov. rauner's taken a state government budget problem and turned...






the latest: chris kennedy stresses business experience


the latest on businessman chris kennedy, the son of late u.s. sen. robert kennedy, announcing his run for illinois governor (all times local):






city treasurer summers backs pritzker for governor, jabs kennedy


chicago city treasurer kurt summers on wednesday ended his exploratory bid for illinois governor, backed j.b. pritzker for the democratic nomination and took a jab at rival contender chris kennedy.summers had been the only high-profile african-american exploring a run for governor next year, and...






city treasurer summers backs pritzker for governor, jabs kennedy


chicago city treasurer kurt summers on wednesday ended his exploratory bid for illinois governor, backed j.b. pritzker for the democratic nomination and took a jab at rival contender chris kennedy. summers had been the only high-profile african-american exploring a run for governor next year, and...






kennedy family members active in politics


by announcing his bid for illinois governor in 2018, chris kennedy joins a long list of politically influential family members. here are some other kennedy relatives who are or have been involved in public service:






chris kennedy's troubled cleveland deal: taxes raised, company collected million


as chris kennedy campaigns for governor, he’s talked about his business successes. he’s pointed to his management of the merchandise mart, “one of the great economic engines of illinois,” and to his role developing skyscrapers on wolf point along the chicago river. kennedy, however, has not highlighted...






chris kennedy says rauner-driven imp e causing 'economic chaos' for illinois


chicago businessman chris kennedy formally announced his democratic candidacy for governor wednesday, and quickly went on the attack against republican gov. bruce rauner. in an interview, kennedy blamed rauner for the state's historic lack of a full-year budget and decried the republican for what...






pritzker made $16 million last year, kennedy $1.3 million as dem governor candid


update: democrats j.b. pritzker and chris kennedy released their income tax returns monday. pritzker reported making nearly $16 million last year, while kennedy reported $1.3 million in income. three candidates running in the illinois democratic governor primary filed their election paperwork monday,...






timing of special olympics honor for chris kennedy a 'coincidence'


illinois gubernatorial primary candidate chris kennedy's nascent campaign has been handed a timely prize: a fundraiser for the special olympics to honor kennedy. but the timing of the monday honor — just two weeks after kennedy confirmed that he is running to attempt to oust gov. bruce rauner —...






for chris kennedy, losing rfk makes chicago violence personal, cousin says


democratic gubernatorial candidate chris kennedy's tragic childhood loss of his father, robert f. kennedy, to murder means he understands the gun violence problems plaguing chicago "better than most," says his cousin, former u.s. rep. patrick kennedy.and the former congressman says he has spoken...






pritzker, kennedy, biss try for top spot on democratic governor primary ballot


three candidates running in the illinois democratic governor primary filed their election paperwork monday, vying for the first spot on the march ballot. billionaire hotel heir and investor j.b. pritzker, businessman chris kennedy and state sen. daniel biss each submitted petitions at 8 a.m., which...






pawar leaves race for illinois governor


chicago ald. ameya pawar announced thursday he’s abandoning his democratic primary bid for governor, saying his campaign doesn’t have the money to continue. “without more resources, the only choices for expanding the campaign to a scope that could earn the nomination were to take on more personal...






kennedy: 'political insiders' shouldn't pick democrats' nominee for governor


businessman chris kennedy pushed back monday against unnamed democratic party "political insiders" who he said are trying to silence his bid for the governor's office, saying he won't be intimidated by those defending the status quo. kennedy made the declaration in a fundraising email before traveling...






kennedy: 'political insiders' shouldn't pick democrats' nominee for governor


businessman chris kennedy pushed back monday against unnamed democratic party "political insiders" who he said are trying to silence his bid for the governor's office, saying he won't be intimidated by those defending the status quo. kennedy made the declaration in a fundraising email before traveling...






kennedy calls property tax system 'extortion'


democratic governor candidate chris kennedy on tuesday went after some of the biggest players in illinois democratic politics — though pointedly not by name — in calling for changes in a local property tax system that he called rigged and likened to "extortion." reading from prepared remarks for...






after long delay, governor assumes role of rauner the recruiter


before bruce rauner was elected governor, he crisscrossed the state touting his business acumen and vowing to travel the world on his "own dime" to recruit companies and spur investment in illinois. when then-texas gov. rick perry launched a campaign to poach companies from illinois, rauner said...






chris kennedy calls property tax system 'extortion'


democratic governor candidate chris kennedy on tuesday went after some of the biggest players in illinois democratic politics — though pointedly not by name — in calling for changes in a local property tax system that he called rigged and likened to "extortion."reading from prepared remarks for...






democrat kennedy calls republican ives' gun crime solution ignorant and stupid


democratic governor contender chris kennedy abruptly left a candidate forum monday, criticizing republican candidate jeanne ives for what he called “ignorance and stupidity” after she said chicago’s gun violence could be solved if more fathers stayed in the home. the controversy came when ives,...






morning spin: chris kennedy to announce the next phase of his campaign


welcome to clout street: morning spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from chicago to springfield. subscribe here. topspin ending what the campaign considers to be an introductory phase, democratic governor candidate chris kennedy is set to speak...






cary kennedy announces bid for colorado governor


the democratic field for colorado governor continues to grow by the day. cary kennedy, a former state treasurer, will announce her candidacy monday morning, a day after u.s. rep. ed perlmutter entered the 2018 race.






jfk at 100: why we still cherish his memory


by michael hogan, professor of history, university of illinois at springfield. president kennedy and first lady jacqueline kennedy on dec. 15, 1961. white house photographs on may 29, the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of john f. kennedy’s birth. it’s worth noting on this occasion that ev...






dem gov. debate: kennedy, biss bash madigan; pritzker won't say if it's time for


the democratic candidates for governor sought to sell themselves to primary voters at a tuesday night forum in aurora, but much of the focus was on a guy who wasn't on the stage: veteran illinois house speaker michael madigan, who also heads the illinois democratic party. state sen. daniel biss...






dem gov debate: kennedy, biss bash madigan; pritzker won't say if it's time for


the democratic candidates for governor sought to sell themselves to primary voters at a tuesday night forum in aurora, but much of the focus was on a guy who wasn't on the stage: veteran illinois house speaker michael madigan, who also heads the illinois democratic party. state sen. daniel biss...






rauner campaign stops airing tv ad that featured missouri governor who admitted


republican illinois gov. bruce rauner’s campaign has stopped airing a tv ad that featured the missouri governor who has admitted to an extra-marital affair, a spokeswoman said thursday. rauner campaign spokeswoman kirsten kukowski said the spot featuring missouri gov. eric greitens, wisconsin gov....






ameya pawar drops out of primary race for illinois governor


chicago (ap) — chicago alderman ameya pawar says he’s ending his bid for the democratic nomination for illinois governor because he doesn’t have enough money. pawar said in an email to supporters thursday morning that he doesn’t have the resources to mount a successful statewide campaign. he says his only choices are to take on […]






pritzker listed $15 million in taxable income last year, kennedy $1.2 million


billionaire democratic governor candidate j.b. pritzker reported nearly $15 million in state taxable income last year while rival chris kennedy listed $1.2 million, according to partial income tax returns both campaigns released monday. though it’s not required by illinois law, the issue of releasing...






kentucky governor thinks walking around and praying is the solution to violence


in response to a violence epidemic, kentucky’s governor is asking for roaming prayer groups in louisville’s troubled west end. the louisville courier-journal assigned three reporters to the unveiling of republican governor matt bevin’s plan to reduce violence. “bevin urged fa...