Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles after speaking at the Old State House in Springfield Wednesday,
Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
July 13, 2016

Clinton Calls For 'Better Listening,' Empathy In Springfield Visit

Hillary Clinton is embracing the symbolism of Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech, arguing the nation needs to repair its divisions after a series of high-profile shootings. In a speech in Springfield,
Clinton said the Republican Party of Lincoln had been transformed into the "party of Trump," warning her opponent would divide Americans.

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 In this May 11, 2016 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, alongs with his wife Karen, right, launches his campaign for re-election during an event in Indianapolis. Republican Donald Trump has narrowed down his vice presidential shortlist to a handfu
Michael Conroy/Associated Press
July 09, 2016

Indiana Trump Rally Planned Amid Pence VP Consideration

Donald Trump's campaign is planning a rally in the Indianapolis area following a fundraiser in the city with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday. Pence is considered a leading candidate to be Trump's running
mate, and he's listed as a host of Tuesday's private fundraiser.

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In this May 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26.
Brennen Linsley/Associated Press
June 07, 2016

Sen. Kirk, Gov's Rauner and Pence React To Trump Comments

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, one of the party's most endangered incumbents, said Tuesday he won't support the presumptive GOP presidential nominee after Trump's controversial comments about a federal judge of Mexican heritage. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said he was 'disgusted' by Trump's words, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called them 'inappropriate.'

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Governor Rauner greets supporters at Nord's Outdoor Power in Bloomington
May 06, 2016

Rauner Pushes Workers' Comp Reform In Bloomington

Governor Bruce Rauner has taken his turnaround agenda campaign to Bloomington, calling for workers comp reform to save Caterpillar jobs that are moving to Arizona. He also repeatedly avoided answering questions about him not endorsing apparent GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Springfield
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
May 05, 2016

UPDATE: Rauner Won't Endorse Trump, But Pence Will

A member of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says he won't be supporting Donald Trump as the party's nominee for president.  The governor's aide also says he will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. 

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Brian Bauer/Daily Illini
April 07, 2016

Anti-Immigrant Chalk Messages Cause Concern On Campus

Chalk messages supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump and criticizing undocumented immigrants raised concerns when they were found on sidewalks outside the building housing the Dept. of Latina/Latino Studies on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.

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