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  • Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark

    Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark
    SPRINGFIELD --- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is milking an Upstate-Downstate kerfuffle with Republican Bruce Rauner's running mate over an udderly moooo-ving issue: Cow Tipping.
  • Unfair weather

    Unfair weather
    Dark clouds filled the sky last Thursday as I left my hotel room in Springfield to cover the preview day at the Illinois State Fair. Photographing something like the state fair is always a challenge for me. My natural inclinations are to want to walk...

    Republicans rip Quinn on new pot of social services money

    Republicans rip Quinn on new pot of social services money
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of tapping into a $20 million pot of cash to dangle in front of groups whose support he wants in the fall election, saying the effort “looks and smells&...

    Fair food: All calories? All fat? Yes, please!

    Is there anything more American than the state fair? Small-town pride. Prize-winning bulls. Proud children showing off their favorite ponies and sheep. State fairs are so American, they even have a contest for the best apple pie. Some of us go for the...

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...