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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Records Review Shows Quinn To Be As Thrifty As Claimed

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hours before he was removed as Illinois governor, a bitter Rod Blagojevich insinuated that his successor, Pat Quinn, was not...

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 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 ...

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...

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 Looking Into State Hiring Of Burris' Son

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

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
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"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...

Quinn: Burris Should Resign Next Week

Politico | ANDY BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) said Saturday that Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) should heed the White House's call and resign next week. "I hope that he s...

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...

Sam Stein

Schakowsky: Hold Election Even If Burris Doesn't Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who publicly expressed her interest in replacing Barack Obama in the Senate back when that process wasn't entirely taint...

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...