Rutherford to close Election night party to press


Share
Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 5:53 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

CHICAGO (AP) Treasurer Dan Rutherford is keeping the Election night party for his Illinois gubernatorial bid closed to reporters.

It's an unusual move for candidates seeking office.

Spokesman Brian Sterling says Rutherford will issue a statement Tuesday at a Pontiac location separate from his party. Sterling declined to comment further on Sunday.

Rutherford has recently declined interviews. He's said the last few weeks have been difficult. A former employee filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and political coercion. Rutherford denies the allegations.

The other GOP candidates are businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur), state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's lone primary challenger is Tio Hardiman.

Rauner and Quinn will be in Chicago on Tuesday. Hardiman will be in Maywood. Dillard will be in Lombard and Brady in Bloomington.
















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)