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Governor Quinn Calls On Burris To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has called on Senator Roland Burris to resign and for his seat to be filled by a special election. "I think Roland Burris sho...

Illinois Stimulus Projects Lists Still Kept From Public

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Illinois poised to get nearly $9 billion from the federal stimulus bill, state and city officials have been scrambling to compile wish lists of p...

Quinn Doesn't Plan To Pardon Alleged Burge Torture Victims

Chicago Defender | Kathy Chaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alleged torture victims of former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge who pleaded for pardons by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich days before his removal from o...

Quinn Fires Blagojevich's People: Who Gets To Stay?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The purge has begun. After promising to "fumigate" state government, Gov. Quinn has wasted no time ridding his administration of holdovers from former...

Stimulus Bill Shortchanges Chicago Transit, State Has $700M Wish List

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Congress set to vote Friday on the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus package, details have seeped out about how the money will be divided. It...

Bill Daley Shelves Gubernatorial Plans

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's official. William M. Daley is no longer a candidate for governor in 2010. Not that Daley -- Midwest Chairman of JP Morgan Chase Bank, former com...

Democratic Leaders Seek To Move Beyond Blago: 'There Is No Need To Be Ashamed'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A gathering of Democrats in DuPage County, once seemingly a counter-intuitive phrase, drew more than 500 people as well as Illinois' statewide officer...

Quinn Wants Stimulus Details Before Crafting Budget

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday conducted the latest in a series of news conferences unveiling pieces of his new administration, concerns mounted over a m...

Flying Coach: Geithner Part Of Growing Bigwig Trend

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It all started with the Big Three Detroit automakers, when they took corporate jets to Washington to plead for a taxpayer bailout. But now, as pro...

Blagojevich Called Impeachment Trial 'A Hijacking,' Majority Of Voters Disagree

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interview after interview, Rod Blagojevich likened the Illinois Senate trial that made him the first governor in state history to be removed from o...

Gov. Quinn Goes To Washington, Gives Out Cell Phone Number

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn made the rounds in Washington Tuesday, meeting with President Obama and members of the Illinois Congressional delegation to try to ...

Pat Quinn Picks 19th Century Governor John Peter Altgeld As Model

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There aren't many recent Illinois governors who could serve as valuable models for the Pat Quinn. So it's not surprising that the state's new chief ex...

Erasing Blagojevich: Disgraced Ex-Governor's Name Stricken From Signs, Roads, Web Site (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois workers moved as quickly as possible to erase Rod Blagojevich from view Thursday. Just minutes after the Senate voted unanimously to convict ...

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...

BLAGO REMOVED: Senate Unanimously Convicts Blagojevich, Bans Him From Public Office, Pat Quinn Sworn In As Governor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES Addressing the media outside his Chicago home following his historic impeachment conviction, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said...

Pat Quinn Forced To Watch Inauguration From His Knees

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Not all of the seating for the Illinois delegation was so glamorous. Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, the top state official in Washington for the festivities, had...

Pat Quinn Names Ryan Scandal Victim, Northwestern Football Coach To Ethics Panel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn named the members of his ethics commission, "Reform Illinois Now," Friday. Among those appointed are the Rev. Scott Willis, whose ...

What Will Be On Pat Quinn's Agenda As Governor?

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Springfield consensus is that Mr. Quinn will do what it takes to lever billions of federal infrastructure dollars that President-elect Barack Obam...

Quinn: Blagojevich 'Missing The Point Of Impeachment' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Friday in a news conference shortly after the governor railed against the Illinois House's...

Blagojevich's Replacement: Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn Assembling Transition Team

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a disgraced but defiant Gov. Rod Blagojevich vows a lengthy fight to hold on to his office, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn has been quietly working to put toge...

Pat Quinn Morphs Fundraiser Into No-Cost Holiday Party After Blagojevich Scandal

The Hill | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bob Reed, the communications director for Quinn's office, called The Hill to note the fundraiser has been turned into a "holiday reception." The chan...

Pat Quinn: Potential Blagojevich Replacement An Outsider's Insider

Time | Eric Ferkenhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a state so plagued by cronyism and shady self-dealing that the head of the FBI here didn't hesitate to call Illinois one of the -- if not the -- mo...

Sun-Times Endorses Special Election For Obama's Senate Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn is a good man with a strong record as a reformer. So we're not questioning his integrity when we take exception to his stated inte...

Senate President Cullerton Calls For Blagojevich To Step Down, Quinn To Appoint Obama Replacement

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Incoming Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the situation surrounding whether to hold a special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated b...

GOP Wants Special Election For Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Party leaders are launching a television campaign to push their position that a special election should be called to fill the vaca...