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Quinn 'Not Excited' About Democrats' Redistricting Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he does not like his party's plan to overhaul the way boundaries for legislative districts are drawn. The Illinois ...

Civic Federation: Quinn's Budget Plan 'Irresponsible'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposed his state budget in March, to much public skepticism. And two months later, critics are no happier. The Civic Federa...

Payday Loan Rates Limited As Quinn Signs New Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Monday capping the often exorbitant interest rates on short-term consumer loans. The law regulates so-called "p...

Gov. Quinn Would Spare Cities From Budget Cuts If Mayors Support Tax Increase: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new report suggests that Governor Pat Quinn is hoping to buy support from Illinois' mayors for his proposed income tax increase. The Chicago Sun-Ti...

Chicago To Lose $68 Million In Funding From The State

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cities and counties across the state could be handcuffed into slashing police and fire forces, cutting back on waste removal and raising taxes under a...

Illinois Pension Reform: Legislature Approves Massive Overhaul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing the most serious unfunded liability in the country, and the prospects of a tanking bond rating, Illinois legislators passed sweeping reforms to...

Illinois Budget Crisis: Lawmakers Head Back To Springfield To Work On Budget

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers are going to take another stab at passing a new state budget. Democratic legislative leaders said Thursd...

Quinn Signs Bill To Protect COBRA Benefits For Unemployed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday signed legislation into law that ensures unemployed small business workers in Illinois will receive continued COBRA health ...

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned hi...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Big Cuts Coming For Schools, Police, Child Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Gov. Pat Quinn won't discuss his proposal for fixing the state's massive deficit until Wednesday, a top Quinn aide told the Associated Press Mo...

Daley Lashes Out At Quinn: Says Quinn Lied About Tax Share

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley accused Gov. Quinn today of a political double-cross regarding the governor's proposal to cut $300 million from the share of state income ...

Kirk Dillard Concedes: Lost Nomination By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for Illinois governor finally came to a close today, as Sen. Bill Brady was declared the winner after beating Sen. Kirk Di...

Bill Brady Wins Governor's Primary: Kirk Dillard Loses Republican Nomination To Brady By 193 Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has won the Republican primary for governor by 193 votes, the Daily Herald reports Friday. The state board of elections released its offic...

Ten Hilarious Solutions For Illinois' Budget Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing a budget crisis of catastrophic proportions, and stuck between the rock of raising taxes and the hard place of slashing human services, Illinoi...

Quinn Rips Bill Brady For Pet-Kill Legislation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn added an unusual caveat to his search for a new lieutenant governor. "I think it's important for our lieutenant governor to be som...

Quinn's New Budget Proposals Include Nearly $1 Billion In School Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his gathering attempt to address the Illinois budget crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed roughly $2 billion in cuts, including nearly $1 billion in...

Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Lieutenant Governor? Pat Quinn Asks Her To Be Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn told the press on Friday that he has asked Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Tammy Duckworth to be his running mate. Duckworth, a ve...

Kirk Dillard Closes Bill Brady's Lead, Won't Concede Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With all counties required to post their final vote tallies today, Kirk Dillard is making up ground--if slowly--and insists that he won't concede defe...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Will Find Out More Today As Final Votes Are Counted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican primary race for governor will take another step toward conclusion Tuesday, as local election authorities submit their final counts to ...

CTA Cuts: Tribune Editorial Says Unions, Riders Must Make Concessions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn's deal not to raise fares has left the CTA with few options to balance its budget. He was looking ahead to the election and listening to co...

Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard Still Close; Brady's Lead Holding, Dillard Could Push For Recount

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Absentee ballots are trickling in by the dozens in the Republican primary for governor, and Bill Brady still clings to a 400-vote margin over opponent...

Scott Lee Cohen: 'No Comment' On Independent Run

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that Scott Lee Cohen may not have given up entirely on his career in politics. Cohen resigned as the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Gover...

Scott Lee Cohen 'Wants To Get Out' Of Lieutenant Governor's Nomination, Says Source

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under increasing pressure to step down, Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen is reportedly considering stepping aside. A source told...

Dan Hynes Concession: Illinois Governor Candidate Concedes To Pat Quinn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Comptroller Dan Hynes choked up as he conceded defeat in the Illinois governor's race on Thursday morning. "Well, the people have spoken, and the vot...

Scott Lee Cohen: Divorce Papers Allege Forcible Sex, Steroid Use, Adultery, Violence (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scott Lee Cohen's political futures looked dimmer with every passing hour Thursday. First, the media finally revisited a Sun-Times story from March 2...