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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will be challenged by GOP businessman candidate

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn coasted to a win in the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, while the Republican primary to choose a candidate to challenge Quinn in November was too close to call several hours after polls closed. Republicans are looking to Illinois as…

Republicans see chance to seize Illinois governor’s seat

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan (Reuters) – 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…