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Pat Quinn

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  • Quinn: Never mind

    Just days after Gov. Pat Quinn established a two-week time frame for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris to give up his seat or risk facing a special election that could remove him, the state's chief executive backed down Monday and said it was time to "move on."...
  • Burris election off the table

    The Republican push for a special election to replace Democratic Sen. Roland Burris was dealt a likely fatal blow Thursday by Senate Democrats, who turned thumbs down on the idea. The failure takes some political pressure off Burris, who has been...
  • Test ahead for Madigan and Quinn

    Gov. Pat Quinn and Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan may face a strong test of their publicly stated principles in a hearing Monday before U.S. District Judge John Grady. Quinn is the defendant and Madigan is his lawyer in a suit brought by attorneys Tom...
  • The push is on for public records access in Illinois

    The shattering end to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scandal-plagued tenure may provide some antidote to the pervasive secrecy that often prevents citizens from monitoring their own government. Amid a blizzard of proposals to reform the way government does...
  • Will it be New Illinois?

    Come March 18, Gov. Pat Quinn telegraphs his vision for a future that will or won't mimic Illinois' failed and now burdensome past. He'll propose a fiscal 2010 budget for this struggling state—and likely leave citizens with one of two impressions:...
  • Illinois income tax rate may rise by 50%

    Illinois income tax rate may rise by 50%
    TRIBUNE UPDATE: Gov. Pat Quinn today acknowledged he plans to raise income taxes in the wake of a Chicago Tribune story that he is considering a 50 percent increase on individuals. He declined to confirm details in the Tribune report, which said he is...
  • No misconduct found in hiring of Burris' son

    A review conducted by Gov. Pat Quinn's office has found "no indication of improper conduct" in the hiring of Sen Roland Burris' son by a state agency six months ago. The circumstances surrounding the hiring were questioned late last month after the elder...
  • Governors take feud to radio

    Chicago's morning radio airwaves were filled Wednesday with dueling governors, past and present, and both Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn declared God was on their side as they attacked each other. Impeached former Gov. Blagojevich, a guest host on WLS-...
  • Earth Hour with Gov. Pat Quinn

    NEW! Gov. Pat Quinn stopped by the studio to talk with Nick during Earth Hour -- after "flipping the switch" in Chicago's Pioneer Court! (03/28/09) (:12:26)
  • Illinois government: Governor, legislative leaders increase private meetings

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn and the top legislative leaders strode down a stairwell and into a Capitol hearing room for a private meeting with the House and Senate lawmakers—all fellow Democrats—who together control state government....
  • Illinois corruption: New proposals aim to clean up state government

    A reform group charged with lassoing Illinois' Wild West approach to politics said Tuesday it's time to set limits on how much campaign cash candidates can collect and who can give it to them. But the Illinois Reform Commission's recommendations also...