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Governor Pat Quinn

Does the New CNN/Time Poll Put Governor Pat Quinn Back in the Game Against Bill Brady?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The poll reports that State Senator Brady leads Quinn 40%-38%. The Quinn camp is crazed with joy to be losing by two points.

Quinn Signs Law Penalizing Employers Who Shortchange Workers

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Employers who shortchange or don't pay their employees will face stiffer penalties and workers will have more rights under a bill Gov....

Quinn's Secret Lottery Deal Must Be Stopped

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

The stars are aligning for another bad deal for Illinois taxpayers, one that will dwarf the mistakes of Chicago's parking meter fiasco.

Head Of Youth Prisons In Illinois Resigns

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is replacing the head of the department of juvenile justice which runs the state's youth prisons. Kurt Friedenauer has head...

Illinois Lottery Contract Cloaked In Secrecy, Critics Say

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With less than two weeks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn awards a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract for the private management of t...

Pat Quinn Signs Budget, Announces $1.4 Billion In Cuts To Schools, Human Services

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Stuck with the job of managing the worst deficit in Illinois history, Gov. Pat Quinn delivered a budget plan Thursday that includes $1...

Under New Illinois Law, Governor Pat Quinn Gives a 73-year Old Illlinois Adoptee His Name

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

House Bill 5428 makes Illinois the seventh state in the U.S. to reverse mid-20th century laws mandating the automatic sealing of adoptees' original birth certificates.

Pat Quinn, Bill Brady and a Ticking Sound on the Illinois Budget as Election Day Approaches

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's gubernatorial campaign this week called on GOP opponent State Senator Bill Brady to detail his plan for the Illinois budget, arguing that the campaign clock is ticking.

Illinois Still Behind $5 Billion In Payments To Vendors, Nonprofits

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As a provider of in-home assistance for seniors, St. John's Home and Community Care of Collinsville partners with the state of Il...

A National Mental Health Funding Crisis, And Pat Quinn's Budget Isn't Helping

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A national mental health funding crisis is unfolding and Governor Pat Quinn's new budget is contributing Illinois' share. According to the National A...

Pat Quinn Still Pushing Borrowing For Pension Payment

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lawmakers will return to Springfield next week to try to pass a budget, but Gov. Pat Quinn refused to say Friday whether he would sign...

Governor Pat Quinn Adds Teeth to State Law Against Illinois Dogfighting

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Pat Quinn signed a bill a few days ago that added teeth to state law to deter organized dogfights by imposing harsher criminal penalties on dog sadists and fight organizers.

Governor Pat Quinn's "Open Primary" Push Is Fish Food

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Under current Illinois law, a voter must declare a party affiliation before voting in the primary, which is then recorded as a public record. Pat Quinn's "open primary" plan would change that.

Illinois Budget Crisis: Program To Help Seniors Shut Down Due To Lack Of Payment From State

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For 35 years, frail senior citizens in southern Illinois could turn to the Shawnee Development Council for help cleaning the...

Governor Pat Quinn Saves AIDS Drugs Program From Illinois Budget Wreck

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the belching, burning wreckage of the Illinois budget, a survivor, miraculously, emerged. Pat Quinn announced today that state funding for the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program would be spared.

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: 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...

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 ...

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...