02/21/2012 10:02 am ET

Gov. Pat Quinn: Student Reporter

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver his budget address this week to the state legislature, his fourth since taking office. The governor is expected to pontificate on Medicaid spending, taxes and public pensions.

Four decades ago, Quinn preached about basketball, hair styles and the Vietnam War. He was a columnist at his university's newspaper. Those college writings reveal many of the same traits Illinoisans now see in their governor.

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