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  • Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election

     Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election
    Leslie Munger, appointed by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as state comptroller, awaits a possible vote by legislators Thursday on whether she'll serve for the full four years or will face an election challenge in 2016. That has been at issue since the death...
  • Rauner says he'll try to undo some of Quinn's last-minute moves

    Rauner says he'll try to undo some of Quinn's last-minute moves
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he will try to undo a host of moves made by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on his way out of office, saying his predecessor was “inappropriate” in making a flurry of last-minute appointments and hires....
  • Rauner order stymies Tollway contracts

    Rauner order stymies Tollway contracts
    Major interstate highway projects worth millions of dollars around the Chicago area have been put on hold as a result of an executive order from Gov. Bruce Rauner to halt the awarding of state contracts. Among the Illinois Tollway contracts that are...
  • Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016

    Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016
    Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining...
  • Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

    Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door
    In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Quinn also maintained his...
  • Patients left 'hanging' as medical marijuana decisions delayed

    Patients left 'hanging' as medical marijuana decisions delayed
    Pat Quinn left the Illinois governor’s office Monday without awarding medical marijuana business licenses, prompting criticism of the delay in getting the drug to patients. “I was crushed,” said Jim Champion, an Army veteran with...
  • Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions

    Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions
    In his final minutes in office Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions, including two commutations that will lead to freedom for convicted murderers whose appeals had been stuck in the courts in spite of mounting evidence of their innocence....
  • Rauner sworn in as governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'

    Rauner sworn in as governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
    Bruce Rauner took over as Illinois governor Monday and asked for shared sacrifice to help him restore a state he described as in decline, beset by financial, moral and ethical crises. The first Republican chief executive in a dozen years laid out what...
  • Families with sick kids worry about delay in medical pot licenses

    Families with sick kids worry about delay in medical pot licenses
    Carolyn and Mike Burkhead of downstate Maryville do not know what they are going to do. Their 3-year-old daughter Mira has a form of epilepsy that subjects her to severe, debilitating seizures. Her parents have tried nine different medications to treat...
  • Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting

    Quinn vetoes bill that would've opened bobcats to hunting
    One day before he is set to leave office, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. The measure would have amended the wildlife code to allow hunters to kill one bobcat in...
  • With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...