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Doug Whitley Drops Bid For Illinois Governor, Dan Proft Jumps In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Doug Whitley, the CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, is abandoning his campaign for governor. In a statement posted on his campaign web site, W...

Quinn: Reform Commission Doesn't Go Far Enough

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is praising the recommendations from his Illinois Reform Commission but says the panel left out some good ide...

Illinois Reform Commission: Term Limits For Powerful Politicians, Open Meetings, Cap Campaign Contributions (READ THE PROPOSALS)

AP | ANDREA ZELINSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- After 100 days poring over stacks of data and testimony, a commission appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn has delivered a sweeping p...

Legislators Mixed On Reform Commission's Proposals

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- With one governor in prison and another under indictment, Illinois officials must choose between patching holes in current e...

Governor Quinn 'Sees No Reason Not To Run' In 2010

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he has raised about $250,000 with the intent of seeking a full term as chief executive in 2010....

Daley: Quinn Doing Good Job, Is Electable In 2010

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley is giving new Gov. Pat Quinn high marks for his performance since replacing the indicted Rod Blagojevich and believes he can be el...

Quinn Not Backing Down On Income Tax Hike

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's willing to compromise to get a state budget, but he held firm Friday to his proposal to increase Illinois' in...

Chicago Voters Strongly Favor Madigan Over Quinn For Governor: SEIU Poll

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With regards to the governor's office, the survey tested a head-to-head match-up between incumbent Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan and fou...

Quinn: No Apologies For Past Blagojevich Support

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- New Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't owe any apologies for his past support of Rod Blagojevich, who wound up being arrested an...

Quinn Orders State Agencies To Significantly Cut Waste, Pollution On Earth Day

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn marked Earth Day by ordering state agencies to cut waste and making the Governor's Mansion more environmental...

Quentin Young Withdraws As State Health Board Chairman Over Conflict Of Interest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A retired doctor recently appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to lead a scandal-plagued state board has withdrawn from the job because of a co...

Pat Quinn Opening 2008 Income Tax Returns To Public

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that he is making copies of his 2008 income tax returns available for public review. The results, according to figures...

Mark Kirk Tax Shooting: The Complete Statement (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Congressman Mark Kirk was excoriated for saying that Illinoisans are so angry over Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed income tax hike that they're "...

Rajinder Bedi, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Resigns State Job

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An aide to Rod Blagojevich with fundraising ties to the former governor has resigned from the state's Department of Commerce and Econo...

State Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich Reopening Next Week: Quinn

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says historic sites shuttered by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich are reopening next week. Illinois Historic Preservation A...

Illinois Governor Expects State To Approve Civil Unions

Daily Herald | Ashok Selvam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said he thinks Springfield lawmakers will eventually allow for civil unions, which would give homosexual couples rights comparable to t...

Quinn, Arne Duncan Outline Education Stimulus Funds At Chicago School Visit (VIDEO)

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Making a stop in his hometown, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that $100 billion in federal stimulus money for schools will save tho...

Quinn Pardons 11 People, Calls Backlog 'Shameful'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned 11 people and ordered that their criminal records be expunged. He says it's part of an effort to clear what he calls a "s...

AG Madigan Questions Income Tax Hike, Previews Governor Race Theme

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is raising questions about the income tax increase proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn, her potential opponent in next year's gub...

Quinn: Limit Fundraising, Donate Campaign Cash To Charity To Even Playing Field

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn wants campaign finance limits in place for next year's election, a key component of his effort to clean up state government. The Democ...

Quinn To Start Reviewing Massive Pardon Backlog Created By Blagojevich

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is expected to start acting as early as this week on a backlog of thousands of pardon requests that were gathering dust on his predecessor'...

Elections By Mail Would Cut Costs, Increase Participation: Governor

WBBM Newsradio | Bob Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As voters trickled to the polls across Illinois for the consolidated off-year elections Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would support a proposal that ...

Foreclosure Grace Period Bill Signed Into Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that gives delinquent homeowners facing foreclosure a grace period of up to 90 days. The bill gives pe...

Schools Face Huge Budget Problems Despite $1 Billion Stimulus Boost

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the federal government handing Illinois public schools more than $1 billion extra this year, you might think it's a good year for schools. But y...

Daley, Quinn Lay Out $200 Million City Street Repair Plan

Chicago Tribune | Susan Kuczka and Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of Chicago's worst pothole-scarred streets was selected as the backdrop Saturday for Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Richard Daley to outline nearly $200...