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Quinn: Keep Death Penalty Moratorium

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's moratorium on capital punishment should continue even as DuPage County prosecutors seek the death pena...

Mark Buehrle Day: Perfect Game Earns Sox Pitcher State Honor (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn plans to declare Mark Buehrle (BER'-lee) Day in Illinois to honor the White Sox pitcher who threw a perfect game. Quin...

Quinn Signs Green Projects Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill that provides financing guarantees for renewable energy, clean coal and agriculture projects...

Quinn Not Sure About Signing Ethics Bills

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing several major ethics proposals that lawmakers passed earlier this year and says he will decide whether to sign them into l...

Governors Holding Midwest High Speed Rail Summit, Sign Pact

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Midwest governors met in Chicago on Monday in a show of unity as they push for an eight-state, high-speed rail network - agreeing to s...

Quinn Not Opposed To Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

Chicago Public Radio | Travis Truitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's open to local efforts to decriminalize marijuana....

Dan Hynes Planning Run For Governor

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes plans to run for governor, a Democrat close to the Hynes campaign told The Associated Press on Friday, ...

Quinn Plans To Run For Governor, Fires Shot At Emerging Rival Hynes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Illinois' accidental governor made his strongest statement yet about his future plans Friday. Gov. Pat Quinn told Fox Chicago's Jeff Goldbla...

Quinn Talks About Iraq Trip, Says Budget Needs To Stretch $1B Into $5B

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn visited with Illinois troops, took part in medal ceremonies and flew in a helicopter over the mountains of Afghanistan ...

Quinn Returns From Surprise Iraq, Afghanistan Trip

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Just back from visiting U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Pat Quinn has ways Illinoisans can help military families. Quinn wa...

Chris Kennedy Now Considering Running For Governor, Not Senate: Sun-Times

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After spending months preparing to run for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, Chris Kennedy may now be turning his attention to Springfield. ...

Daley Lauds Quinn When Asked About Hynes Candidacy

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If State Comptroller Dan Hynes challenges Pat Quinn in the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial primary, he'd be wise not to count on support from a familiar...

Board Of Education Approves Budget That Guts After-School, Gifted And Early Childhood Programs

AP | Rupa Shenoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Board of Education on Tuesday approved a budget that eliminates funding for after-school and gifted programs and cuts mon...

Pat Quinn's Office Says 86% for Human Services in New Illinois Budget Is 'Speculative'

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Whatever the human services spending percentage may be, Quinn's real -- and thankless -- job is to cut the budget. A lot.

Dan Hynes Stockpiles $3.5M Toward Possible Run For Governor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Comptroller Daniel Hynes reported Monday that he has built up a campaign bankroll of $3.5 million as he considers challengin...

Governor Quinn Meets Troops In Iraq

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that he spent the weekend visiting American troops and military leaders in a surprise trip to Iraq...

Burr Oak Cemetery Reform Legislation Falls By The Wayside In Springfield

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

State lawmakers left the State Capitol until the fall without addressing promised reforms of the cemetery industry spurred by the discoveries of disin...

Quinn Forms Cemetery Task Force In Wake Of Burr Oak (VIDEO)

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has formed an oversight task force for the state's cemeteries as authorities continue to investigate a histori...

Good News: Pat Quinn Signs Illinois Budget; Bad News: Pat Quinn Signs Illinois Budget

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The unbalanced budget "avoids a tax increase," Minority Leader Radogno said. It also avoids any sign of real leadership--an observation Radogno left unsaid.

House, Senate Approve State Budget

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Facing a massive deficit and an array of unpleasant choices, Illinois officials decided Wednesday to keep state government r...

Pat Quinn's Latest Budget Plan Aims for 'Heaven,' Teens, State Courts Heading in Opposite Direction

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

"There are many ways to get to heaven," Quinn said after another change in budget plans. But hundreds of Illinois human service providers on the brink of financial apocalypse are fretting over landing in much, much, warmer climes.

Quinn Signs $31 Billion Capital Bill

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday approved the state's first construction spending plan in over a decade - a $31 billion infusion expec...

Illinois Homeland Security Among Best In Country: FEMA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has rated Illinois' homeland security program among the...

Quinn Shelving Tax Increase Push Until Fall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is putting aside his call for an income tax increase until November. In an interview Friday with Th...

Republicans Call For Eliminating Lieutenant Governor Post

Lee Newspapers | Mike Riopell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A group of Republicans in the Illinois House said Thursday that one of their plans to save the state money is eliminating Gov. Pat Quinn's former job...