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Quinn Methodically Reversing Blagojevich's Decisions

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long and Ashley Rueff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Step by step, Gov. Pat Quinn is reversing the decisions of the impeached and ousted Rod Blagojevich as he seeks to build a bond with lawmakers weary o...

Review Finds No Problems With Hiring Of Burris' Son By Blagojevich Administration

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn's office says a "thorough review" found no indication of improper conduct in the way the son of U.S. Sen. Rol...

Durbin: Quinn 'Has No Choice' But To Raise Income Tax

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Saturday praised Gov. Pat Quinn for proposing an income tax increase, saying Illinois' new chief executive "has no choice." ...

Illinois Ranks 32nd In Public Info Available Online

Associated Press | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said a day before being arrested that sunshine hung over him, he wasn't talking about releasing p...

Roland Burris Gets Cold Reception At St. Patrick's Day Parade

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Roland Burris made customary appearances at the annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, but drew very different...

Illinois Income Tax Hike Coming: Quinn

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says some Illinois residents will have a "higher tax burden" when he announces his state budget plan next week to fix a deficit estimat...

Illinois Budget Deficit Tops $11.5 Billion

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aides to Gov. Pat Quinn say the Illinois budget deficit is even worse than previously thought. Instead of $9 billion, they now estimate the gap at $1...

Chicago 2016 Seeks More State Funds For Bid, Governor Backs Increase

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games are asking the state of Illinois to increase its financial guarantee of the event. The Olympic...

GOP Wants Gambling, Not Tax Hike, To Fund Construction Program

The Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republicans sounded a familiar tune Wednesday, saying they want to pay for a statewide construction plan by expanding gambling. (via Capitol...

Lisa Madigan Says Income Tax Hike 'Almost Impossible,' Hints At Gubernatorial Race Theme

Aurora Beacon News | ROWENA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Madigan also touched on the state budget deficit, which Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn has estimated at approximately $12 billion. One funding source that legisl...

Quinn Hopes To Shield Education, Health Insurance From Budget Ax

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn is giving few specifics about his upcoming budget address, but he strongly suggests he's on the side of teachers. Qui...

Burris Added As Defendant In Special Election Lawsuit

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has been added to the list of defendants in a lawsuit aimed at forcing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to call an election to fill his...

Blago Book Mostly Fiction To Quinn

Chicago Sun-Times | Maureen O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn had a few quips about a book planned by former Gov. Blagojevich on Monday. "I don't know -- it's a fiction book, I think? ... "...

Quinn: Reduce Pension Benefits Of New State Employees

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois should offer new state employees fewer pension benefits to save money. Quinn told reporters in Springfield on Tuesday th...

Even With Severe Budget Gap Voters Oppose Tax Hikes, Politicians Behind Them: Poll

Daily Herald | Dan Carden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois voters largely oppose raising taxes to balance the state's budget or improve roads and say they will vote out lawmakers who sup...

High-Speed Rail To The Rescue: Durbin, Quinn Make Stimulus Funds Pitch For Train Project

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Illinois leaders want stimulus money to develop high-speed train travel between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Du...

Quinn Wants $25 Billion State Stimulus Program, No Talk Of Funding

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has put a dollar figure on Illinois' homegrown effort to stimulate the economy. Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to spend $25 billion on w...

Quinn Backs Off Burris Special Election Push

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time to move on from the flap over embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and focus on the economy. Quinn wants a speci...

Quinn Again Calls For Burris To Resign

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday re-iterated his call for Roland Burris to resign the U.S. Senate seat that ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him to, sayi...

Quinn Reopens 7 Illinois Parks Closed By Blagojevich

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD---At 10:30 a.m. today, seven state parks closed under Rod Blagojevich as a cost-cutting move were reopened, Gov. Pat Quinn said. The park...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

Geoghegan Files Lawsuit To Force Special Election To Oust Burris

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the General Assembly or the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee isn't prepared to unseat Sen. Roland Burris, labor lawyer and 5th Congressional District c...

Governor Quinn: Make Government Info Public

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn has some new instructions on releasing public information: Do it. Quinn sent a memo to state agencies Wednesday t...

Quinn Commits To Running In 2010, Still Using Old Business Cards

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- First, some news, for anyone wondering if Gov. Quinn, who replaced the ousted Gov. Blagojevich, will run in 2010. He will. "I have no...

"Senate Blvd." - Post-Oscar Special

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Lichtman

"You're Roland Burris. You used to be in the Senate. You used to be big." "I AM big. It's the Senate that got small." First, he's in: Illinois Gover...