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BEYOND BROKE: Illinois Could Cut Burials For The Poor

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

While massive budget cuts threaten the existence of a program that pays funeral homes and cemeteries to honor and bury deceased individuals whose fami...

Quinn Defends Cancelling Raises, Is Prepared For Possible Lawsuit

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Though Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Friday announcement of the cancellation of some 30,000 state employee's anticipated raises was describ...

How Illinois' Budget Cuts Affect Children

Christine Bork | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Illinois needs spending restraints. What I don't understand is why the cuts come first for people who can't help themselves or defend themselves.

Thank You, Governor Quinn

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andrea Lyon

Gov. Quinn has asked us all to step away from vengeance, from error and heartache and instead to concentrate on preventing violence and assisting the victims of violence. We can do that, can't we?

Governor Quinn Celebrates New Americans

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

Immigrants are eager to become citizens and fully integrate to the democracy of this country. In Illinois, we are glad to have a governor who understands and supports immigrant communities.

Governor Quinn: Sign the Abolition Bill

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Abolishing the death penalty is good for citizens of Illinois, good for our budget, good for families of victims and good for our court system. It may even make our state safer.

Scott Lee Cohen Announces Run For Governor: Ousted Former Lt. Gov Running As Independent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Embattled former lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen, who dropped out of the race amidst allegations of domestic violence and steroid abuse, a...

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 ...

Quinn Backs Away From iTunes Tax Idea

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is backing off a proposal to tax music and video downloads in an effort to plug the state's massive budget hole, saying he still believ...

Scott Lee Cohen Wants To Run For Governor, Quinn Not Concerned

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After some speculation, it turns out embattled former lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen did meet with Illinois Democratic Party chair Michae...

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Continues To Rehabilitate People (And The Economy) Through His Pardon Power

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

147 Illinoisans (and their families) have one more thing to celebrate this holiday weekend: Governor Pat Quinn's granting of their Petitions for Cleme...

Now That We Have the "Right" To Health Care, How Will We Be Assured The "Duties" Will Be Performed?

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

Today, President Obama extended all Americans a "right" that prisoners already possess: health care. But, the right to health care means nothing unl...

Democrats Pick 17 Finalists For Lt. Governor Nomination

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a statewide cattle call of more than 100 aspiring lieutenant governors, Democratic party officials picked 17 names to advance to the finals ...

WATCH: Scott Lee Cohen Names Baxter Swilley Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Independent gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen announced former campaign staffer Baxter Swilley as his running mate on Wednesday with an interest...

Mike Madigan, House Speaker, Moves To Eliminate Lt. Gov. Position; Pat Quinn Disagrees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois hasn't had a lieutenant governor in over a year, and following the Scott Lee Cohen debacle, House Speaker Mike Madigan wants to keep it that ...

Investigation Needed Into Governor Pat Quinn's Personal Ponzi Scheme

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

Today I'm calling for an investigation into what many are calling Pat Quinn's "personal ponzi scheme." Behind the scenes, he is soliciting donations from lobbyists to feather his own nest.

Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn Address Convention 'Crisis' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn announced new legislation today aimed at reviving Chicago's flagging convention business. The proposal calls for giving...

New Gun Law In Honor Of Slain Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn, on Thursday morning, signed new legislation targeting gang members. The new law is named in honor of Chicago Police Of...

Prehistoric Print Endorsements?

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

In an era of declining readership and a politically disengaged populace, do newspaper endorsements reflect little more than the proverbial tree falling in a desolate forest?

Governor Pat Quinn To End Controversial Early Prisoners Release Program | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn announced today that he is ending a controversial prisons policy that accelerated good behavior credit for new inmates and led to some ...

Do We Have a Cap? Midwest Governors and Climate Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

D.C. should take notice that the Midwest is opening the road to a reinvigorated economy and clean energy future.

Lt. Gov. Quinn Readies For Swearing-In, Blagojevich's Stuff Boxed Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bible is ready. The oath has been prepared. The lieutenant governor and his family are on their way to Springfield. And the current governor's bel...