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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

The Possibilities of Ports: Is Development of Port Infrastructure the Next Step for Great Lakes Cities?

Roger Germann | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Imagine a bustling urban port: ships unload cargo from all over the world; local products are packed and loaded for export; and ferries shuttle sightseers from shore to shore. This sounds like a scene from Europe, where shipping vessels and ferries connect cities. But could this scene represent the future of Chicago and our neighbors on the Great Lakes?

Illinois Students With Disabilities Will Now Be Able To Opt Out Of Gym Class

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

Student-athletes with disabilities in Illinois will now be able to opt out of gym class, just like their non-disabled student-athlete peers. Illin...

What Do You Get When You Start Searching a Candidate's Name?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

You can learn a lot about a candidate with a Google search. But you can learn a lot about what people are wondering about a candidate if you let Googl...

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

Pols Begin Throwing Hats Into The Ring For 2014 Governor Race

Posted 11.10.2012 | Chicago

With the dust settling on the 2012 election, the focus in Illinois politics has already shifted two years into the future. Tuesday was a bruising ...

Female Attorney General Asked How She Can Be A Mom And Politician

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

As speculation grows whether Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) will mount a challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in 2014, Madigan is already being...

Illinois Gov. Signs Law To Strengthen Bilingual Programs

Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Earlier this month, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed new legislation designed to strengthen the state's bilingual education programs into law. ...

In Illinois, Now College Scholarships For Those Who Deserve It

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long, Monique Garcia | Posted 07.17.2012 | College

SPRINGFIELD—— Long before he ended up in a federal prison for corruption as governor, Rod Blagojevich drew a bit of attention for doling out a leg...

Can Democrats Handle Illinois' Budget Reality?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Facing one of the nation's worst budget crises, the Democrats who run Illinois insist they're serious about overhauling the ...

Quinn Signs Sears, CME Tax Break Bill

AP | By JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday that grants hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives aimed ...

Commission Will Investigate Social, Economic Disparities Among Illinois' Black Community

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday will create a commission to research the disparities facing African-Americans in the areas of...

15,000 Jobs Could Be Lost if Sears Leaves Illinois

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Since Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a controversial income tax hike into law, several big businesses with headquarters in the state have publicly...

Illinois Governor Calls Federal Immigrant Screening Program 'Flawed'

AP | Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says his state will pull out of a controversial federal program that automatically checks the immigration stat...

Gov. Quinn Stands Out As GOP Governors Gain Momentum

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a strin...

Killing Killers -- Okay With You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Illinois is a perfect microcosm of our decade's long national debate and flip-flop on the death penalty. Should the United States be in the business of killing killers?

Gov. Quinn: Scott Walker 'Should Be Ashamed Of Himself'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has not exactly had the best relationship with the new crop of Republican governors that took over the Midwest in January....

Illinois Gives Up the Death Penalty for Lent (and Beyond)

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

Illinois's choice is countercultural: The death penalty has been widely popular among Americans in a way rare among our peers in the post-industrialized world.

Illinois Death Penalty Ban: Unclear If Governor Quinn Will Sign Bill

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — More than a decade after Illinois put all executions on hold, a bill to abolish the death penalty altogether awaits only the governor'...

Indiana Gov: People Who Do Business With Illinois Are 'Suckers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois lawmakers prepare to pass a massive state income tax hike, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says his state will welcome business owners who ...

Pat Quinn: Tax Hike A Top Priority

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that an income tax increase to help fund Illinois schools is the top priority as the state struggles with ...

Did Scott Lee Cohen Save Pat Quinn's Career?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Brady has announced that he won't concede the Illinois governor's race any time soon. But with incumbent governor Pat Quinn holding an 8,000-vote...

Pat Quinn's Staff Get Raises As State Programs Slashed

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has handed out raises – some of more than 20 percent – to his staff while proclaiming a ...

Quinn 'Not Excited' About Democrats' Redistricting Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he does not like his party's plan to overhaul the way boundaries for legislative districts are drawn. The Illinois ...

Pat Quinn Gives Former Governor Jim Edgar Some Love (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It is no secret that former Republican Governor Jim Edgar is not a huge fan of Bill Brady. Edgar, who was the most well-liked (and least corrupt) Illi...

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...