Dan Rutherford

6:05 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Rutherford Fires Three Top Administrators

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford
Credit treasurer.il.gov

Treasurer Dan Rutherford dismissed the officials after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general. The Associated Press obtained letters from Rutherford's office indicating Patrick Carlson, George Daglas and Ashvin Lad were fired earlier this month. Each for allegedly violating timekeeping policies and falsifying records.  

Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford Fires 3 Top Aides

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Election 2014
5:50 am
Wed February 12, 2014

GOP Candidates Pledge Party Unity In Gubernatorial Race

Treasurer Dan Rutherford appears willing to support his party no matter what. That's as he maintains another candidate for governor is trying to take him down.

During a debate in Chicago last month, Rutherford -- along with the other Republican candidates for governor in attendance -- made a pledge.

To support whomever ends up being the nominee.

Though venture capitalist Bruce Rauner wasn't there, his spokesman says he'll do the same.

But since that debate, the dynamic of the race has changed.

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6:20 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Rauner Gets Major Boost In Fundraising

Credit BruceRauner.com

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois' new campaign finance cap last week.   While Rauner's opponents are freed from caps as well, he's the been the only one to get such major, and immediate, benefit.

State filings show Illinois' richest man, Ken Griffin, pitching in $250,000 to Rauner's campaign.

It's the second time this week Rauner received a donation worth a quarter of a million dollars. 

Previously, those donors could have only give two-percent as much.

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Tom Cross for treasurer?
12:37 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Illinois House GOP Leader Wants New Job

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross at Chicago-Rockford International Airport in 2012.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Illinois House minority leader Tom Cross is telling his Republican colleagues today he plans to run for Illinois treasurer. 

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