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Governor Pat Quinn

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

Pro-Pedestrian Law Passes Illinois Senate, Heads To Quinn’s Desk

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Drivers, get ready to stop--a lot. A bill which makes a dramatic change in how motorists drive and interact with their pedestrian counterparts, is ...

Bill Brady Plugs Family Business, Brady Homes, At Republican Luncheon (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is willing to lay a lot on the line for his business. In the past week, he has taken steady criticism o...

Jim Edgar Will Vote For Bill Brady, But Won't Campaign For Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar, a widely respected moderate Republican, has been critical of his party's candidate for the state's highest office ...

Despite $1 Million in TV Ads, Bill Brady's Campaign Tanks 9 Points, New Poll Shows

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Brady has spent $600,000 in ads to introduce himself and another $400,000 to batter Quinn. Quinn's campaign allowed the ads to go unanswered. And you know what? Brady's poll numbers have tanked.

Bill Brady Did Not Pay Federal Income Taxes For The Past Two Years

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

These have been hard times for Bill Brady. But he finally released his tax returns today. It turns out that his family has suffered from the Great ...

Bill Brady: Ban Personal Use Of State Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady called for an end to personal use of state cars after two high-profile DUIs in the past week, NBC Chicag...

Governor Pat Quinn Ends 1,000% Interest Pay Day Loans as Volume Sags

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

With a swift scratch of his pen, Governor Pat Quinn yesterday banished 1,000% interest "pay day loans" in Illinois.

THOUSANDS Swarm State Capitol SUPPORTING Tax Hike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 15,000 people gathered at the Capitol in Springfield Wednesday calling for a tax increase that could stave off major budget cuts. The gat...

Pat Quinn On Rahm Emanuel For Chicago Mayor: 'I Thought The World Was Enough For Him'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn wouldn't come down either way on Rahm Emanuel's mayoral bid, but he did have a few laughs at the White House Chief of Staff's expen...

Quinn, Brady Look To Illinois Chamber Of Commerce For Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says when he gets the state budget from the Legislature, he'll spell out specific spending cuts. And he wants to do that by the end of ...

Jeb Bush In Chicago Campaigning For Bill Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is in Chicago today campaigning for Bill Brady--and Democrats are using his visit to slam the Republican gubernatorial ca...

Governor Pat Quinn Gets Boost from Human Rights Activists

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Quinn told me he will be fighting in trench-like warfare during the last eight weeks of the campaign when the election will be decided. Let's hope.

GOP Candidate For Illinois Governor: I Could Beat Obama If He Were Running Against Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's no secret in Illinois that Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has a bit of a popularity problem. With the budget mess, and his proposal to raise taxes...

Bill Brady Won't Release Tax Returns; Pat Quinn Calls It Disappointing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Breaking with a common practice among politicians, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady won't make his tax returns public this year. In a video rec...

'Kayaking Czar' Idea Scrapped After Gov Remembers The $13 Billion Deficit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday afternoon, word got out that Gov. Pat Quinn planned to hire his longtime aide and friend Claude Walker to be the state's new "kayaking cz...

Quinn Pal Scores $85K Job As State 'Kayaking Czar'

Pantagraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- A longtime advisor to Gov. Pat Quinn has been hired to be the state's first canoe czar. Claude Walker, who has served as an aide to Qu...

Pat Quinn: Will Hire Campaign Manager 'After We're Finished Governing'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is trailing by double-digits in the polls to a far-right Republican in a normally blue state. His opponent, Bill Brady, has taken c...

Bill Brady's Campaign Against Pat Quinn Stalls, New Poll Reveals

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Though Brady has gained no further traction since winning the GOP nomination, it is impossible to sugarcoat the results for Quinn. Grim.

Bill Brady Leads Pat Quinn In Another New Poll Of Illinois Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In another piece of ugly polling for Illinois Democrats, a new Rasmussen survey released Thursday gives Republican Bill Brady a significant lead in th...

Far Right Wing Bill Brady Leads Gov. Quinn By 10% In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In another disheartening poll for Illinois Democrats, incumbent governor Pat Quinn fell well behind his Republican challenger Bill Brady in a recent s...

Obama Endorsed Sheila Simon In 2007 Mayoral Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's old Senate seat looks to be one of the most hotly contested races in 2010. But the President was keeping his distance from the state of...

Bill Brady: Sheila Simon An 'Attorney-Academician,' Doesn't Understand Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady took his first shots at the new Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson reported M...

Pat Quinn, Sheila Simon Travel The State Together

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate, Sheila Simon, are introducing themselves to as many voters as possible Monday. The pair are on a six-city fl...

Pat Quinn's Got The Moves: Governor Quinn Dances To Show Blackhawks Some Love (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks have the sports victory-deprived City of Chicago in a tizzy, and for good reason. This weekend, the Hawks take on the Philadelp...