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Governor Pat Quinn

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...

Pat Quinn Signs Law Giving Tax Credits To Small Businesses That Hire Full-Timers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law giving tax credits to small businesses that hire new full-time employees. The new law Quinn signed Tu...

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...

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...

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...

Quinn Won't Specify What Will Be Cut From State Budget

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn insisted on Tuesday that unlike lawmakers, he's willing to make the tough decisions to cut spending – he's just n...

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...

FED UP: Teachers, Students Take To The Streets To Protest Budget Cuts As Execs Take Raises

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The fate of many state programs now lies in the hands of Governor Pat Quinn. After threatening to chop $1.3 billion from the education budget if a tax...

Illinois House Passes Messy Budget: More Borrowing, Less Bill Paying

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House approved a new state budget Tuesday that would borrow billions of dollars, give the governor broad new co...

Bill Brady's Race For Governor: 'The People In Chicago And The Suburbs Dont Know Him At All'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Bill Brady made his way through a crowded ballroom at the Hilton on Michigan Avenue the other evening, heads did not turn to glimpse a political bi...

Pat Quinn Wants Sheila Simon For Running Mate, Art Turner Still Fighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today said he wants Sheila Simon, the daughter of the late Sen. Paul Simon, to be his running mate for the November general election. ...

Report: Sheila Simon Is Pat Quinn's Choice For Running Mate

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Sheila Simon, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice for a running mate, a top source told the Sun-Times...

Bill Brady Voted For Law That Benefited His Real Estate Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An interview with Bill Brady in Sunday'sChicago Tribune revealed an apparent conflict of interest in a law that Brady voted for three times. The Repu...