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The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

When the press ignores the discussion at hand: issues as vital to the health and security of the working class as middle class wages, the utility workers, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans employment rates, and government employee pensions, one shouldn't be surprised that the public transit system is begging for school supplies.

Illinois: Governor Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Into Law

The 420 Times | Posted 10.07.2013 | Chicago
The 420 Times

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has exercised his pen-wielding hand to officially sign the state's medical marijuana pilot program into law, which supporters are claiming is the strictest of its kind in the entire nation.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Gov. Quinn Urges Action, Offers No Plan On Pension Fix

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago

By Joanne von Alroth SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb 6 (Reuters) - Governor Pat Quinn said on Wednesday that Illinois is at a "critical junctur...

Licenses for Undocumented Drivers Will Make Illinois Safer for All

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago
Brian Levin

Assuming the State House of Representatives and Governor Quinn sign off, Illinois will be the beneficiary of a great public policy that will improve public safety for all: issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

WATCH: Meet 'Squeezy,' Illinois' Pension Villain -- Really

Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago

As Illinois' pile of unpaid bills continues to mount, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday introduced the "grassroots" campaign he hopes will help build support f...

Governor Quinn Makes 'The Mother Of All Gaffes,' Gets Booed At State Fair

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

It probably couldn't have gone any worse. When Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn arrived at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday -- G...

12-Year-Old Petitions Governor To Support Plastic Bag Bans

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old Illinois animal lover's petition took her all the way to the governor's office Tuesday. Abby Goldberg, of Grayslake, Ill.,...

Governor's Prison Closure Plan 'Final' Despite Opposition

Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday announced that his decision to close two downstate prisons -- in Tamms and Dwight -- is "final," even as...

State HIV/AIDS Funding Cuts Decried By Health Advocates

Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago

Funding cuts to community-based HIV prevention, harm-reduction and housing programs approved last month by Illinois state lawmakers have "set back the...

Quinn Signs $1.6 Bilion In Medicaid Cuts, Cigarette Tax Hike Into Law

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed a package of legislation -- including $1.6 billion worth of Medicaid cuts and a $1-per-pack ciga...

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Protestors Take On The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 15 Arrested | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

Just days after thousands of protesters descended on Chicago to rally against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 15 people were arrested outside ...

Gov. Quinn Clarifies His Gay Marriage Stance

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Just three months after teetering on the issue, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has come out in ...

Illinois Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Ending As Jobless Rate Falls

Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois unemployment rate continues to fall, Gov. Pat Quinn and other state lawmakers have been celebrating. But the rosy numbers are bad news...

Business CEOs Say Illinois Nation's 3rd Worst State For Business

Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

A national survey of CEOs released Wednesday contained bad news for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as the survey identified Illinois as the nation...

Quinn's Job Creation Advice: 'Don't Listen To Scott Walker'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appeared Wednesday evening on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" with host Ed Schultz to discuss Wisconsin's disappointing j...

Gov. Quinn Urges Delayed Retirement, Upped Worker Contributions

Posted 04.21.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday introduced his plan to address the state's growing pension crisis by cutting costs and -- the governor proposed -- d...

GOP Lawmaker: Illinois Economy Continues To Deteriorate

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), standing in for the still recovering U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, on Wednesday delivered a report on the state's financi...

Report: State Facility Closures To Cost At Least 2,300 Jobs

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to shutter 14 state facilities could come with an even broader economic impact than originally expected. Accordi...

State's Unemployment Rate Down For Fifth Straight Month

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Employment Security on Thursday announced that the state's unemployment rate fell by 0.3 percent in January, the largest on...

Despite Budget Mess, Lawmakers Getting Raises

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Despite the state's dire financial situation, as outlined last month in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's budget address, lawmakers in Springfield are s...

Is Illinois 'Taxing And Spending Itself Into Oblivion'?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago

One day after Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivered his second State of the State address, it would be difficult to find a single state leg...

Governor's State Of The State Addresses Jobs, Economy

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at noon on Wednesday delivered his annual State of the State address, a speech centered principally on th...

Report: Governor, State Legislature 'Must Act Now' On Unpaid Bills

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

A budget watchdog group that has repeatedly criticized the state's handling of its finances once again called on lawmakers to do something about Illin...

Gov. Quinn Denies Corporate Tax Breaks Were 'Sweetheart Deals'

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

In a Friday appearance on MSNBC'S "Morning Joe," Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he would not be giving in anytime soon to state Republicans' ...